Bruins forward Milan Lucic was arrested after allegedly pulling his wife by her hair and trying to choke her during an argument at their North End condo late Friday night, according to a police report obtained by the Boston Globe.
Fallout from Milan Lucic's arrest
Lucic, 35, is scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday on a charge of assault and battery on a family member.
According to the report, Lucic's wife said the argument began when Lucic returned home from a night out and couldn't find his phone. She told police he "began yelling at her, demanding his phone back, believing she had hidden the phone."
According to the report, she said she didn't have his phone and began walking away, at which point Lucic allegedly "grabbed her by the hair and pulled her backwards" and told her "she was not going anywhere."
Lucic's wife told police that he had been drinking that night. After officers spoke to her in the lobby of the building where they live, they went upstairs to talk to Lucic. In the report, police wrote that he "appeared intoxicated when he answered the door."
The report states that Lucic's wife said during her 911 call, which came around 1 a.m. Saturday, that he had "attempted to choke her." When officers "observed redness" on her chest and asked if he had tried to strangle her, she said he had not. She declined medical attention.
Police wrote in the report that Lucic was cooperative when they informed him he was going to be arrested on a domestic violence charge. When he was taken to a bedroom to get clothes, they observed a broken lamp on a nightstand and what appeared to be a small amount of broken glass on the floor.
The Bruins released a statement about the incident on Saturday while announcing Lucic's indefinite leave of absence.
"The Boston Bruins are aware of an incident involving Milan Lucic Friday evening," the team said. "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."