Milan Lucic arrested, taking indefinite leave from Bruins


Bruins forward Milan Lucic was arrested in Boston early Saturday morning following a domestic incident.

UPDATE: Lucic is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member.

The Bruins announced in a statement that Lucic will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team.

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"The Boston Bruins are aware of an incident involving Milan Lucic Friday evening," the team said in a statement. "Milan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization takes these matters very seriously and will work with the Lucic family to provide any support and assistance they may need. We will have no further comment at this time."

Lucic, 35, played the first eight years of his career in Boston from 2007-15, and returned to the Bruins this offseason on a one-year, $1 million deal.

Lucic played the first four games of the season, recording two assists, before suffering a lower-body injury that had landed him on long-term injured reserve for the past month.

Lucic was eligible to return from LTIR on Saturday, but had recently suffered a setback and was not expected to return for at least another week. Obviously, it is now unclear if or when he will play for the Bruins again.

"We're obviously aware of what happened last night with Looch," Bruins captain Brad Marchand told reporters at Saturday's morning skate. "The biggest thing for us is we care a lot about their family. We're a family in here and we're all very, very close. So, we're obviously very concerned and upset for them and what they're going through. But we have a lot of support for Brittany and the kids and for Looch himself. Because of that, out of respect for them, that's gonna be it for now."

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