Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic is scheduled to be arraigned on an assault charge after an incident involving his wife that led to his arrest over the weekend. A Boston Police Department report released on Monday revealed that Lucic appeared intoxicated when officers arrived at his North End apartment early Saturday. The report states that Lucic was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery on a family member, which carries a maximum penalty of 2½ years in prison. His arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.
Lucic’s agent did not respond to requests for comment over the weekend.
According to the police report, Brittany Lucic, Milan’s wife, reported to the police that her husband had attempted to choke her. However, upon the officers’ arrival, she stated that Milan Lucic had pulled her hair but did not attempt to strangle her. She declined medical treatment.
Milan Lucic, a 6-foot-3, 236-pound Vancouver native, has not played since October 21 due to injury. In the four games he has played this season, he has recorded two assists.
The Boston Bruins announced on Saturday that Lucic was taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. Coach Jim Montgomery and captain Brad Marchand stated their intention to provide support to Lucic’s family but declined further comment on the arrest.
Lucic, who made his NHL debut in 2007 as a 19-year-old, played the first eight seasons of his career with the Bruins, including their 2011 Stanley Cup victory. He then spent eight seasons with the Kings, Oilers, and Flames before signing a one-year free agent contract last summer to return to the Bruins.