- Lucic’s recent arrest occurred after he choked his wife, she told Boston police
- he took an indefinite leave of absence from the team following his arrest
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Boston Bruins forward and long-time NHL veteran Milan Lucic’s recent domestic violence arrest occurred after he choked his wife, she told responding officers on Friday, according to WBZ’s Tiffany Chan.
‘Sources say Lucic’s wife called 911 and told Boston police her husband attacked and choked her,’ Chan tweeted. ‘Sources added that Milan Lucic appeared drunk.’
Lucic took an indefinite leave of absence from the team following his arrest. He is set to be arraigned on Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court.
In a statement released Saturday, the Bruins did not provide any details about the incident other than to say the organization is aware of the situation and ‘takes these matters very seriously.’
The team said it would work with Lucic’s family to provide any support and assistance needed.
Milan Lucic’s recent arrest occurred after he choked his wife, she told Boston police
Lucic, 35, is a veteran of over 1,300 NHL games with the Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. He won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011 and is back with the team after signing a one-year free agent contract last summer worth $1 million with $500,000 in possible additional incentives.
The Vancouver native has not played since October 21 because of injury.
Bruins coach Jim Montgomery echoed that after the team’s morning skate, saying he had not spoken to Lucic and would refrain from discussing further details out of respect for privacy.
Asked how to keep the situation from affecting the team, Montgomery said: ‘Our culture here is great, and we care about each other. With that, it’s not a normal day. But we’re professionals, and we have a game to play tonight. We have to get ready for it.’