Determination on Lucic to come today

Lucic

Lucic

BOSTON — Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien said that the club will decide today if winger Milan Lucic can return to the line-up for tonight’s game with the Montreal Canadiens.

Lucic, out the last two games with an undisclosed injury, skated before the team and then joined the full squad for its morning skate. He mixed in on Marc Savard’s line along with right winger Chuck Kobasew.

“Those decisions will be made today – his availability tonight as well as others,” said Julien.

The head coach also clarified some things on his other injured players. Goaltender Manny Fernandez, who skated before the team today, is battling “general soreness.” And winger Phil Kessel, placed on injured reserve yesterday with mono, is out indefinitely.

“With mono, it’s one of those situations where it’s pretty clear there’s no way he can play and we’ve got to wait for the doctors to clear him. So that’s the extent of it,” the coach said.

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