Forward Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins was involved in a domestic incident early on Saturday that angered the NHL community. Following his detention, Lucic was charged in relation to the incident, leading to reactions from fans, players, and insiders. Prominent NHL insider Frank Seravalli tweeted updates on Lucic’s case, stating that he pleaded not guilty to assaulting his wife in a Boston court on Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance.
The news prompted diverse reactions among NHL fans, with some expressing concern and others criticizing Lucic’s actions. A 911 call from Lucic’s wife, Brittany, reported that the incident allegedly involved a physical altercation, with Lucic attempting to choke her and pulling her hair. Lucic entered a not-guilty plea to the charges of assault and battery against a family member during the arraignment, and his next hearing is scheduled for Jan. 19.
Team captain Brad Marchand expressed support for Lucic and his family, stating that they have the support of the team. The outcome of the legal proceedings will determine Lucic’s future in the NHL.