Milan Lucic arrest: Why Bruins forward is taking ‘indefinite leave of absence’ from team

Veteran Bruins forward Milan Lucic was placed on a leave of absence by the team after he was reportedly arrested following a domestic incident Saturday morning.

WCVB 5 in Boston reported early Saturday, Lucic was arrested for a domestic incident, though it noted the situation is not immediately clear.

Lucic, 35, is in his 17th year in the NHL. He played his first eight seasons with the Bruins, then rejoined the team this year. He has appeared in four games and has two points, both assists.

Here’s the latest updates on his arrest.

Milan Lucic arrest news, updates

As of Saturday afternoon, there is still little known about the situation. WCVB 5 described Lucic’s as “following a domestic incident,” and the team said he would be taking an “indefinite leave of absence from the team.”

Before Saturday’s game against the Canadiens, Bruins captain Brad Marchand said he was aware of Lucic’s situation, but also did not provide specifics, instead sending his support toward Lucic’s family and Lucic.

“We’re obviously aware of what happened last night with Luc. The biggest thing for us is we care a lot about their family. We’re a family in here. We’re all very, very close, so we’re also very concerned and upset for them and what they’re going through,” Marchand said. “We have a lot of support for [Lucic’s wife] Brittany and the kids and for Luc himself. And because out of respect for them, that’s going to be it for now.

“We don’t really know a lot of details, we don’t know a whole lot of what’s happened, what’s gone on so it’s very hard to comment on much of it. But obviously I’ve know Luc for a long time, he’s a very good friend and it’s tough to see your teammates and your friends going through stuff like this and their families so definitely worried about Brit and the kids and Luc himself, but they have all the support in the world, anything they need we’re going to be here for them and until we know more it’s tough to comment much on it.”

Bruins statement on Milan Lucic

In a statement to WCVB 5, the Bruins said:

The Boston Bruins are aware of the situation involving Milan Lucic Friday evening. Milan is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization takes these matters very seriously, and we will work with the Lucic family to provide any support and assistance they may need.

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