THE Boston Bruins announced on Saturday that Milan Lucic was taking a leave of absence from the team.
It was reported that the 35 years was arrested early Saturday morning after an alleged domestic violence argument.
Boston police did not immediately respond to a confirmation from Fox News Digital. They told AP they could neither confirm nor deny his arrest, and the details are unclear.
The team did not provide details on the reasons for Lucic’s leave, but said it “takes these matters seriously” and is “aware of the situation involving Milan Lucic on Friday night.”
“The organization takes these matters very seriously and we will work with the Lucic family to provide them with any support and assistance they may need,” the statement said. the team’s statement saidadding that they would provide “no further comment.”
Team captain Brad Marchand addressed the situation Saturday, saying he was “very concerned” about Lucic and his family.
“Obviously aware of what happened last night with Luc. The most important thing for us is that we are a family here. We are all very, very close. We are obviously very worried, upset for them and for what they are going to do. but we have a lot of support for Brittany (Lucic’s wife), the children and Luc himself”, he said.
“Our culture here is great and we care about each other. With that, it’s not a normal day. But we are professionals and we have a game to play tonight. We have to prepare for it,” he said. said head coach Jim. Montgomery said, adding that he had not spoken to Lucic.
Lucic is a veteran of over 1,300 NHL games with the Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. He won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011 and is back with the team after signing a free agent contract last summer worth $1 million with $500,000 in possible additional incentives. .
The Associated Press contributed to this report.