WILMINGTON, Mass. — Although he’s feeling healthy enough to maybe return to the Boston Bruins’ line-up soon, winger Milan Lucic needs the entire four-day All-Star break to continue his recovery from an upper-body injury that’s forced him to miss the last six games.
So he won’t be squaring off with rookie teammate Blake Wheeler as a member of the sophomore squad at Saturday night’s YoungStars Game at All-Star weekend in Montreal.
“It’s just being safe and whatnot,” Lucic said after going through a full practice with the Bruins this morning at Ristuccia Arena. “Obviously it would’ve been great to be a part of it once again, especially with the 100-year anniversary of the Canadiens. It sucks that I have to miss it. But I got to experience the young guns game last year and now Wheeler can have fun at that game this year.” (more…)