In a surprising turn of events on Saturday, Boston Bruins‘ veteran Milan Lucic was shockingly arrested after domestic violence allegations. The player was arrested early in the morning following complaints from his wife.
Brittany Lucic would reportedly call the police officials after the NHL veteran tried to “choke” her while being drunk. The team would later release an update and claim they were aware of the incident that took place.
The 35-year-old has been sidelined with injury an ankle injury for the past few weeks. In the four games this season, he has registered two assists. He is now on an “indefinite” leave of absence from the team.
His past actions do not take a good reading as well. In 2011, he was involved in a similar domestic dispute with his then-girlfriend. At that time he was not charged and no reports were filed against him. His arrest has now shocked the fans who are demanding justice for his family following this serious action by him.
Brad Marchand claims to be concerned and upset at the arrest of Milan Lucic
Milan Lucic had been a fan favorite in Boston during his eight-year spell with the teams. After being away for some time, he returned to the team this season signing a one-year contract. His arrest has now shaken the team. Captain Brad Marchand has now claimed to be concerned and upset at the actions and arrest of his teammate.
Speaking to the press before the game, Marchand informed about how they knew what was going on and expressed their displeasure at the events. He also mentioned how the team is looking at his (Lucic) family and supporting them in this troublesome time.
"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 very concerned and upset for them and what they're going through, but we have a lot of support for Brittany and the kids and Looch himself".
Brad Marchand on the arrest of Milan Lucic through USA Today.
The Bruins leader would also label Lucic as a “good friend” and added that it was hard to see someone like them go through this situation. Some fans have since attacked Marchand for this comment and are urging for a strong action against Lucic.
It is likely that a few more updates will be released in the upcoming days as the investigation takes place. For now, the return to Boston is proving to be a nightmare for the Canadian forward.