Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday morning following a domestic violence incident early Saturday morning in Boston. The Suffolk District Attorney’s Office charged Lucic with assault and battery on a family member. Following Lucic’s arrest, the Bruins released a statement and said he is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team.
“The Boston Bruins are aware of the situation involving Milan Lucic Friday evening. Milan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization takes these matters very seriously, and we will work with the Lucic family to provide any support and assistance they may need. We will have no further comment at this time,” the team said in a statement on Saturday.
Lucic was signed by the Bruins in July in a return to the team that drafted the 6-foot-3, 230-pound forward. The 35-year-old signed a $1 million contract with a $500,000 bonus and played four games with two assists before injuring his ankle on October 21 in a win over the Los Angeles Kings when a shot by teammate Derek Forbort hit Lucic in the foot. Just before the assault allegations, Lucic suffered a setback in his recovery.