Milan Lucic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lombardi: Kings made offer to Sutter, 'still working on' Lucic

    The Score "The Los Angeles Kings are doing some soul-searching. General manager Dean Lombardi described his team's five-game first-round loss to the San Jose Sharks as "a punch in the gut" on a conference call Friday. After a run of success including two Stanley Cups, the Kings are in re-evaluation..." May 06

  • Milan Lucic ‘wants to stay in Los Angeles’

    Yahoo! Sports "Milan Lucic doesn’t want to leave Los Angeles this summer as an unrestricted free agent. The hulking winger, who was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings last offseason was hopeful he and the team could work out a deal that could keep him in Southern California. He just finished the final season..." April 24

  • Report: Kings and Lucic have exchanged contract proposals

    Puck Drunk Love "Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic stated he’d like to spend the rest of his career with the organization earlier last month, despite being in his first season with the club. According to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, Lucic’s camp is trying to make a new contract a reality, as the pending unrestricted..." March 09

  • Lucic's return shows Bruins what they're missing

    CSN New England "It will be difficult to find a hockey player more perfectly suited for the Bruins than Milan Lucic during his time in Boston. In a city that covets toughness and hard work above all else in its hockey players, Lucic developed into a big, strong, fearsome throwback power forward capable of..." February 09

  • Lucic’s plan is to ‘remain a King’ for remainder of career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tuesday night, Milan Lucic will play his first game in Boston as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. It should be an emotional return for the big 27-year-old winger. In an interview with the L.A. Times, he recalled his time with his former club fondly, saying how great it was to be a “part of..." February 08

  • Milan Lucic out 1 game for punching unsuspecting Kevin Connauton

    ESPN "On Sunday, Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic was suspended by the NHL for one game for delivering a punch to the head of an unsuspecting Kevin Connauton of the Coyotes behind Arizona's net Saturday night." January 25

  • Kings' Lucic to have Player Safety hearing

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Milan Lucic will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday for an incident with Arizona Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton during a game Saturday at Gila River Arena. The incident occurred at 6:55 of the third period. Lucic was assessed a..." January 24

  • Milan Lucic’s Feelings Toward Canadiens Have ‘Kinda Not Really’ Changed

    NESN "Milan Lucic will take the Bell Centre ice Thursday night, and while he won’t do so in a Boston Bruins uniform, it’s unlikely he’ll be getting any sort of warm reception. The former Bruins power forward was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in the offseason, which means he’s no longer part of the..." December 18

  • Report: Kings want to start Lucic extension talks soon

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brough must have a crystal ball or something, because hours after he wrote how interesting a free agent Milan Lucic will be, there’s news about Lucic’s contract situation. Per ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Kings are interested in re-signing Lucic and want to begin contract talks in the..." December 11

  • Milan Lucic 'couldn't be happier' for fresh start with Kings

    USA Today "Stepping in front of the Los Angeles media for the first time since being traded by the Boston Bruins in June, left winger Milan Lucic appeared at ease. Flanked by Kings executives and holding up his new black and silver No. 17 jersey at the team's practice facility Saturday, Lucic's smile was..." July 13

  • Milan Lucic thanks Bruins organization, fans in newspaper ad

    CBS Sports "It's been about two weeks since Milan Lucic was traded from the Boston Bruins to the Los Angeles Kings, as part of a shocking day for the Bruins organization. Lucic had just one year remaining on his deal, but it was still a surprise when one of the players from the team's 2011 Stanley Cup core..." July 11

  • Kings feel they have a bigger shot after getting forward Milan Lucic

    Los Angeles Times "Doesn't the modern-day sports star go to Disneyland after something significant unfolds, not before? Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic returned to his summer home in Canada from the park visit and found out one day later that his job skills were being transferred to Southern..." June 27

  • Milan Lucic traded to LA Kings, and Boston actually does well

    Yahoo! Sports "Milan Lucic is now a member of the Los Angeles Kings. The Boston Bruins traded their hulking power forward in a June house cleaning that saw them also send RFA defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. In return, the Bruins received the No. 13 overall pick, defenseman Colin Miller and..." June 27

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    So believe the Lucic trade is for Martin Jones, a prospect and 13th overall pick.

  • Bruins on verge of sending Lucic to Los Angeles

    CSN New England "Don Sweeney apparently is close to making his second major trade of the day, this one involving Milan Lucic. According to Elliotte Friedman of TSN, medical clearance is all that's needed for a deal sending Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings to be completed. Freidman says the Bruins would receive..." June 26

  • Lucic would waive no-trade for Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Talk "Milan Lucic has a controversial history with Vancouver, but is willing to return to the city he calls home. On Friday, Lucic told PHT’s Dhiren Mahiban he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a trade to Vancouver, should such a deal arise. The Bruins forward, who has a 15-team..." June 26

  • Lucic a trade chip in search for more offense?

    CSNEE "The Bruins will be on the prowl this summer for players with greater offensive skill than the ones than they now have, and it's possible they may find some trade partners. With Bob Nicholson taking over as CEO of the Edmonton Oilers, it will be interesting to see how the Oil begins plotting out..." April 22

  • Milan Lucic wants to stay with Bruins, but fate uncertain

    Boston Herald "The case for trading Milan Lucic can be defended on both hockey and financial grounds. For a $6 million player, he has been inconsistent, to the point where two years ago he was even a healthy scratch. He’s going into the final year on his contract looking for a lengthy, lucrative extension —..." April 14

  • Lucic recalls 'presence' from Iginla that's now missed

    CSN New England "The trip to Colorado is a quick one for the Boston Bruins on the second night of back-to-back road games against the Stars and Avalanche, and with the players all scattering for the NHL All-Star break that begins on Thursday. But it’s expected there will be enough time on Wednesday for some of..." January 22

  • Bergeron, Lucic practice, but status uncertain

    ESPN Boston "Bruins forwards Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic remain day-to-day with undisclosed injuries, and their status for Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs is unclear. Both missed Monday’s 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden, but both participated in the Bruins’ full..." December 30

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    No Patrice Bergeron & no Milan Lucic on the ice for morning skate. Means we shouldn't expect to see them tonight vs Red Wings #BruinsTalk

  • Lucic plans to rise above the boos in Montreal

    ESPN Boston "After being embarrassed by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-1, on Wednesday night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the Boston Bruins have a chance to rebound Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal. But speaking of embarrassing, the last time Boston visited Montreal,..." November 13

  • Lucic fined $5k for gesture vs. Habs

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to a source, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 — the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement — for last night’s antics in Montreal . Lucic made a lewd gesture to fans behind the Bruins penalty box after being assessed a boarding minor in the..." October 18

  • Milan Lucic gesture under review

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic almost escaped the Bell Centre with full marks for good behavior as all eyes watched him after his threats to Alexei Emelin and Dale Weise in the handshake line at the end of last year’s playoff series. Weise was scratched from the Montreal lineup in the 6-4 win over the Boston..." October 17

  • Lucic ready to take his place within the team core

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic pays close attention to the comings and goings in the NHL. He’s always been a hockey fan in general, so it goes beyond studying things that directly affect the Bruins’ world. It’s the reason why the B’s power forward is endearingly called Bob McKenzie by some of his teammates: he..." September 16

  • Should Bruins trade Lucic this offseason?

    CSN New England "In the news department, an anchor can't really speak his mind. On Sports Tonight, Mike Giardi was able to speak his mind. One topic was Milan Lucic's future with the Boston Bruins. "Milan Lucic has cement shoes." said Giardi. "I know he's a nice, little compliment and he gives you that..." June 04

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Peter Chiarelli issued updates: both Milan Lucic (right wrist) and Chris Kelly (back) underwent successful surgery, will be ready for camp

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    Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

    Lucic on handshake: "I'm not sorry." Added, "What's said on the ice, stays on the ice. I'm not the first guy or the last guy."

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Weise says Lucic threatened him in the handshake and said something similarly threatening to Emelin. Emotional series ends with tough words.

  • Milan Lucic lashes out at Emelin hit

    ESPN "Bruins forward Milan Lucic called Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin "a chicken" after the Canadiens snapped Boston's winning streak at 12 games with a 2-1 shootout win at TD Garden. Early in the first period, Emelin upended Lucic with a clean, open-ice hip check in the neutral zone...." March 25

  • Bergeron makes Team Canada, Lucic does not

    CSN New England "The Bruins had three players invited to the Team Canada development camp over the summer in Patrice Bergeron, Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand, but only one ended up making the cut when the roster was announced on Tuesday morning during a lengthy presentation in Toronto. Bergeron will once again..." January 07

  • Milan Lucic says he was victim of attack, done defending Vancouver

    CBS Sports "On Sunday night a video made its way onto the Internet (see it here) showing Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic in an altercation outside a nightclub in Vancouver on Saturday night. In the video Lucic is seen in an argument with another guy when the police arrive and Lucic protests that he was hit..." December 16

  • Misconduct call doesn't sit well with Lucic

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic was still visibly steamed in the minutes after the loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. The Bruins power forward missed most of the third period after being slapped with a 10-minute misconduct at the end of the second period following an altercation with Avalanche..." October 11

  • Cam Neely to appear in Dumb and Dumber sequel, maybe alongside Milan Lucic

    Yahoo! Sports ""Dumb and Dumber" is remembered fondly for a number of reasons. The Mutt Cuts car; the most annoying sound in the world; the fact that it came out during Jim Carrey's heyday in the mid-90s before he got kind of lame. And now that Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey are filming the long-awaited actual..." September 26

  • Lucic looks forward to lining up with Jarome Iginla

    Boston Herald "When Milan Lucic heard last March that the Bruins might have been acquiring Jarome Iginla the power forward could not have been happier. Lucic sounded absolutely giddy about being able to put on the same uniform as the future Hall of Famer. When the proposed trade with the Calgary Flames..." September 05

  • Milan Lucic Motivated by Meeting With Ray Bourque, Admits It Was ‘Big for Me’

    NESN "Milan Lucic probably more than anyone else in the Bruins dressing room is a student of the game. He knows the game’s history he knows the stats and the historical standing of those who came before him is not lost on the Boston forward. That’s why it was so special for Lucic to meet with B’s legend..." August 09

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    #Bruins Chara and Lucic collided during pre-game warmup a few minutes ago. Chara has left the ice. He will, most likely, play.

  • Milan Lucic a beast for Bruins

    Boston Herald "Milan Lucic would be a key difference-maker for the Bruins if all he did was charge around the offensive zone, physically overwhelming and frightening defensemen. His sheer physical impact on a game can be immense, and during the course of a series, he can wear down blueliners and get them hearing..." June 13

  • Lucic's postseason play is back where he wants it

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic isn’t satisfied by any means. That will come in the next couple of weeks if the Bruins manage to get four wins against the Chicago Blackhawks, and follow through by hoisting their second Stanley Cup in the last three years. But the Bruins power forward is happy that things..." June 12

  • Milan Lucic back with bang

    Boston Herald "The last time the Bruins played the Pittsburgh Penguins, Milan Lucic was not invited to the festivities. Suffering through the worst slump of his career, Lucic’s game was at the nadir of his still young career. His confidence was in such a sorry state that it was taking a Herculean effort for..." May 29

  • Penguins not buying Lucic's Heat comparison

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla as LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh? Milan Lucic thinks so. To that, Crosby says thank you very much. Lucic, the Boston Bruins power forward, told reporters this weekend he views the Pittsburgh Penguins as the equivalent of the NBA's..." May 28

  • Milan Lucic strong at right time

    Boston Herald "To figure out the basic X’s and O’s of hockey, one must understand that all aspects of the game are interrelated. What happens in one of the three zones of the ice — offensive, defensive or neutral — has a direct effect on what happens in the other two. For the Bruins, all good things start..." May 08

  • Lucic: Healthy scratch 'builds hunger back'

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic didn’t have much bearing on Sunday’s 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers, so the left winger wasn’t one of the Bruins players who drew a media crowd in the dressing room after the game. But after Monday’s practice Lucic discussed a wide number of things, including his return to the..." April 23

  • Lucic takes good first step back vs. Panthers

    CSN New England "It was a small, first step for Milan Lucic on his long journey back to finding his game. The Bruins power forward returned to the lineup on Sunday afternoon in Boston’s 3-0 shutout win over the Florida Panthers at TD Garden after sitting out Saturday’s game as a healthy scratch for the first..." April 22

  • Milan Lucic a healthy scratch as Carl Soderberg makes NHL debut

    WEEI Boston "Milan Lucic was made a healthy scratch for Saturday’s game against the Penguins and did not take warmups. The scratch comes two days after Lucic skated with the Bruins’ extra forwards in Thursday’s practice. After scoring 30 goals two seasons ago and scoring 26 last season, Lucic has just six..." April 21

  • Milan Lucic could get night off

    Boston Herald "Bruins coach Claude Julien said that he hasn’t made up his lineup for tonight’s game against the Penguins just yet. But judging from yesterday morning’s practice at Ristuccia Arena, it looks like there could be one interesting addition and one interesting subtraction. The struggling Milan..." April 19

  • Bruins might make Lucic a healthy scratch on Friday

    TSN "When the Boston Bruins host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, it appears that forward Milan Lucic could be watching the game from the press box as a healthy scratch. On Thursday at practice, Lucic was wearing a green jersey and skated on the fifth line with the other two presumed Boston..." April 18

  • Lucic searches for 'emotion, hunger' in game

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic doesn’t want to make excuses, but knows that his confidence level just isn’t where it should be coming off the two best years of his career. “It’s been a frustrating year. I want to be better. I’ve got to be better. I just need to find a way to work through this, but it hasn’t gone..." April 18

  • Milan Lucic Finally Breaks Through, Must Now Focus On Playing His ‘Simple’ Style of Hockey

    NESN "Bruins coach Claude Julien said Monday morning that his team’s offensive struggles had to do with more than just the scoring drought of Milan Lucic. But of course, there was really no denying the power forward’s ongoing issues. Lucic entered Monday night’s game with the Maple Leafs mired in a..." March 26

  • Lucic finds his offense by keeping game simple

    CSN New England "When it comes to Milan Lucic it’s all about simplicity. When the Bruins power forward moves his feet, plays with energy and certainty and goes in decisive straight lines on the ice, Lucic is a difference-maker and a special blend of power and production. That player hadn’t been around much over..." March 26