Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic will be arraigned on Tuesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s press office announced Monday. Lucic’s trial will be held in Boston Municipal Court.
Lucic has been on indefinite leave from the Bruins since Saturday because of an undisclosed incident the night before.
“The organization takes these matters very seriously, and we will work with the Lucic family to provide them with whatever support and assistance they need,” Brines said in a statement Saturday. “We have no comment at this time.”
Bruns did not provide further details about the incident. The NHL said it had nothing to add to the team’s statement.
Bruins coach Jim Montgomery spoke about the situation Saturday before the Montreal Canadiens game in Boston, repeating the information the team provided in the statement.
“It’s not a normal day,” Montgomery said. But we are professionals and we have a game to play tonight.
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Lucic, 35, spent eight seasons with the Bruins from 2007 to 2015. After stints with the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames, he returned to Boston on a one-year deal during the offseason. Lucic has two assists in four games with the Bruins this season.
After catching a touchdown against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 21, the Bruins placed Lucic on long-term injured reserve.
In 16-plus seasons and 1,177 career games in the league, Lucic has 233 goals and 353 assists.
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