Insider Leaks Details On When The Boston Bruins Will Terminate Milan Lucic's Contract

Published November 22, 2023 at 2:28 PM
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NHL Insider Suggests Bruins Might Use Morality Clause to End Lucic's Contract Following Arrest

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The Boston Bruins have suspended Milan Lucic indefinitely after his arrest for alleged assault and battery on a family member. NHL insider Jimmy Murphy, has disclosed a potential avenue for the Bruins to end Lucic's contract. They might utilize the morality clause in the Standard Player Contract (SPC).

From @MurphysLaw74, the #NHLBruins can terminate Milan Lucic's contract:


"The «Morality Clause» of the Standard Player Contract (SPC) states that a team can terminate a deal with a player who breaches the contract with conduct detrimental to the best interest of the Club. Each player must ‘agree to conduct himself on and off the rink according to the highest standards of honesty, morality, fair play, and sportsmanship and to refrain from conduct detrimental to the best interest of the Club, the League, or professional hockey generally.'"


Lucic, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, faces full legal proceedings with a pre-trial hearing scheduled for January.

Public Outcry for Bruins to Cancel Lucic's Contract and Take Further Measures



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Following Lucic's arrest, many fans have urged the Bruins' management to take stronger measures, including terminating his contract. With Lucic's plea of not guilty, the mentioned morality clause could be a key factor in making this decision.

He should also be released from his contract..


Reports indicate that Lucic has been placed in the NHL's Player Assistance program, and there are expectations that the Bruins may waive his contract after a 30-day period.

They can release him whenever they want but I'm told they are going to wait until he does the minimum 30 days


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