BOSTON – I-Team sources said Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic was arrested in Boston as a result of a domestic incident.
Sources told the I-Team that his wife made the 911 call and told police that her husband attacked, and choked her. I-Team sources also said that he appeared to be drunk when police found him.
The Boston Bruins confirmed that forward Lucic is taking an indefinite leave of absence for the team.
“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. We will have no further comment at this time,” the team said in a statement.
“It’s tough to see your teammates and your friends going through stuff like this and their family. Yea definitely worried about Britt and the kids and Luc himself, but they have all the support in the world. Anything they need we are going to be here for them,” said Bruins Captain Brad Marchand before the game on Saturday.
WBZ TV reached out to Boston Police, who said they couldn’t confirm anything, and the Suffolk County District Attorney, who said they had nothing on the incident.
Lucic has been out with ansince late October. The 35-year-old at the start of the season after playing with the Calgary Flames for the past four years.
Advocates say that this is a reminder that domestic violence can exist anywhere.
“Doesn’t matter how much money you have, how popular you are, how much notoriety you have, where you live. That anybody can be a victim. And then I think it’s also very telling that anybody can be an abuser,” said Stephanie Brown, who works Casa Myrna, a domestic violence support agency.
She hopes the Bruins will take the opportunity to show their support for this family and others.
“I would love to see them do a public statement that says we don’t condone domestic violence as a community we shouldn’t condone it. Here’s what we’re gonna do to support survivors,” Brown said.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence please call 877-785-2020 or click here.
WBZ reached out to Lucic’s agent for comment, but has not received anything back.
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