Milan Lucic, a Boston Bruins forward, has been granted an "indefinite leave of absence" from the team amidst allegations of domestic violence. An arrest was potentially made on Friday evening, yet due to public records law, the Boston Police Department has neither confirmed nor denied these reports as of present, as reported by the Boston Herald.
The specifics of the incident remain cloaked in uncertainty, even though the Bruins' released statement suggests grave concern for Lucic. As per the New York Post, the Bruins vow to provide necessary support, demonstrating their commitment to the Lucic family.
This isn't the first time that Lucic was embroiled in domestic violence allegations during his extensive career. The Boston Herald reports that in September 2011, Lucic was questioned after a public spat with then-partner. Witnesses reportedly saw Lucic yelling and throwing objects, however his girlfriend denied any harm, and charges were not filed against Lucic.
At 35, Lucic has had a lengthy and prosperous tenure in the NHL, having played over 1,200 games for various teams and clinching a Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011. He had briefly left the Bruins in 2014-15, but returned eight years later, a move celebrated by the fans, as was described by the New York Post.
According to the Boston Herald, records might be available on Monday.