Details of Milan Lucic's Legal Dispute Have Emerged

Christopher Faucher
November 21, 2023  (5:18 PM)

Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic appeared for arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court, entering a plea of not guilty to a domestic assault and battery charge stemming from his arrest the previous Saturday morning.

According to the Boston Globe's report, Lucic became physically aggressive when unable to find his mobile phone upon returning home after a night of drinking. Lucic's wife reported the incident to the police, outlining the details in the official police report:
"He started yelling at her, demanding his phone back, believing she had hidden it."

"He then grabbed her by the hair and pulled her backward," noted the report.

"She mentioned that during this action, the suspect told her she was not leaving," highlighted the police report.

Mrs. Lucic suggested that Lucic was intoxicated. Despite visible redness on her chest, she denied any suggestion of attempted strangulation when questioned. However, it's important to note that in her initial 911 call, she had stated that Lucic attempted to choke her.
Upon arriving at the Lucics' Battery St. condo building lobby, law enforcement officers noticed redness on Mrs. Lucic's chest and asked about attempted strangulation, to which she responded that it did not happen.
When officers approached Milan Lucic at his residence, they observed him drinking alcohol. When questioned, Lucic denied any wrongdoing and remained silent. Despite his willingness to cooperate, the police decided to arrest him. While retrieving clothing from his bedroom, officers noticed a broken lamp and what appeared to be 'small pieces' of glass on the floor, which Lucic dismissed as 'broken plastic pieces.'
Following Lucic's arrest in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Bruins released a statement saying:
"The Boston Bruins are aware of the situation involving Milan Lucic on Friday evening. Milan will be on an indefinite leave of absence from the team. The organization takes these matters very seriously and is committed to working with the Lucic family to provide all necessary support and assistance."

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