BOSTON — Bruins winger Milan Lucic’s ankle, which when sprained last season knocked him out of the lineup for 17 games until early January, is one of the most asked about body parts on the Bruins these days.
After practice today at TD Garden, Lucic — who skated on a line with Ryan Spooner and Kirk MacDonald — talked about how he has healed pretty well after struggling to find his comfort level post-injury last season.
“I don’t have to tape it anymore, which is a good sign,” said Lucic, who also worked as a net-front presence on on power-play unit during practice. “I’m not going to lie, I did not like taping it one bit. That was probably the hardest thing to adjust to when I first came back, was the tape. And you’re going to have the restricted movement because you’re locked into that one position. So like I said at the end of last year, I felt like I was playing real well in the Philadelphia series and I was skating real well. In that series, I was moving my feet and I was skating real well and I think that’s why I was able to produce offensively.”