It came off like an unprecedented conflict of interest when Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout mentioned it days after his one-punch knockdown of Bruins forward Milan Lucic.
It was thought Bruins forward Milan Lucic might’ve been among the injured players that caused general manager Peter Chiarelli to make two emergency recalls Saturday before the game with the Montreal Canadiens.
The unluckiest person in the Bruins organization after defenseman Zdeno Chara was injured wasn’t another defenseman or a coach or anyone in the front office.
The most misfortunate when Chara tore a ligament in his left knee fell on forward Milan Lucic.
WILMINGTON – A $5,000 fine, a lecture from his coach and probably some management members, and national humiliation on a numerous media platforms were probably enough punishment for Bruins forward Milan Lucic after his lewd gestures in Montreal on Oct. 16.
Just one shot on goal might be enough to tell us that Bruins forward Milan Lucic is alive and well.
Alas the power forward has gone two games without landing a shot on an opposing goaltender and he hasn’t done much else to make up for his lack of production during the Bruins’ 1-1-0 start.
WILMINGTON — Bruins first-round pick David Pastrnak was injured in a collision early in the first practice session Saturday at Ristuccia Arena.
The forward left the ice and did not return.
WILMINGTON — Separated from usual center David Krejci and still working his way back from offseason wrist surgery, Bruins forward Milan Lucic didn’t look any worse for wear during the Bruins’ first official practice of training camp at Ristuccia Arena on Friday.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — As of his appearance in the Ristuccia Arena locker room after an informal skate Monday, Milan Lucic was not 100 percent healthy.
He is still rehabilitating after late-May wrist surgery. And that means when training camp opens with on-ice practice Friday, the Bruins power forward will be a little bit limited.
The number of times people have counted out Boston Red Sox star designated hitter David Ortiz are too many to count.
Other than this season, Ortiz seemingly started the year in a terrible slump that sent everyone headed for the closest microphone or telephone to declare he should be traded, released retired every season.
If the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to slow down the hottest forward line in the NHL, it doesn’t appear they’re going to get any help from the injury bug.
David Krejci is supposed to be the Bruins’ No. 1 center.
He’s talked about serving in that role from around the time it looked like Marc Savard might never be the same right through present day. And for long stretches of the last several years, Krejci has been that player.
Center David Krejci famously led the entire NHL in playoff scoring during the 2011 run to the Stanley Cup championship.
But the way things started that postseason, Krejci was nearly a goat instead of a hero in those playoffs.
If it seems like the number of people losing faith in Milan Lucic’s ability to help the Bruins is increasing by the second, you can add one more name to that group: Milan Lucic.
We all know how ugly the numbers are for Bruins forward Milan Lucic through 40 games of this season.
The would-be power forward has produced just five goals this season, which would put him on pace for just about 11 in a regular 82- game schedule.
Even during the longest goal drought since his second season in the National Hockey League, Milan Lucic found it easier to get away from the pressures of the game off the ice than in years past because of a big change that happened at home.
In January, his first child, Valentina, was born.