Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic in court
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BREAKING: Significant Development Unfolds In Legal Case Involving Boston Bruins Forward Milan Lucic

Published January 19, 2024 at 1:22 PM
BY SAMER
     
Just moments ago, significant developments have occurred in the legal case against Boston Bruins' forward Milan Lucic, who is facing charges of domestic abuse.

Major Development Unfolds In Legal Case Involving Milan Lucic



Multiple reports from Boston hockey reporters reveal that Lucic's case is scheduled for a juried trial on February 16th.

The
@NHLBruins
veteran forward #MilanLucic appeared for status hearing via
@Zoom
at #Boston Municipal Court on a domestic charge. A jury trial has been set for February 16th, so this is going to trial. Lucic is accused of dragging his wife by the hair during argument in November




Lucic had taken an indefinite leave from the Bruins in mid-November last year following his arrest in connection with a domestic violence incident involving his wife. The charges are now progressing, with both his wife and the District Attorney moving forward. According to the police report from the night of the arrest, Lucic was visibly intoxicated, and signs of abuse were noted by officers, including redness around his wife's chest. In the 911 call, Lucic's wife alleged that he attempted to choke her.


Following the incident, Lucic officially entered the NHLPA's Player Assistance Program for alcoholism. The Bruins organization released a statement expressing support for Lucic's decision to enter the program, stating that he remains on an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization refrained from further comments on his rehabilitation and legal proceedings.

The Boston Bruins have been in communication with the Lucic family, offering our support and assistance. The organization is supportive of Milan's decision to enter the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance program. He remains on an indefinite leave of absence from the team. With respect to both his ongoing rehabilitation and the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.

The potential outcomes of Lucic's trial remain unclear, but it appears increasingly unlikely that he will return to the NHL. Further updates on Lucic's case will be closely monitored as it progresses through the legal system.

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