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Milan Lucic (wrist) slowly getting back to normal 09.20.14 at 10:12 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — Milan Lucic said after Saturday’€™s practice that he is happy with his recovery from wrist surgery thus far.

Lucic has taken some contact in training camp so far, and though his status for preseason games is unknown, he is getting more and more comfortable.

“It’€™s been better than what I expected, which is obviously a good thing,” Lucic said. “Just seeing my progression over the last two weeks, where it’€™s gone, it’€™s been good. My shooting feels ‘€” I’€™m not going to say it’€™s completely back to normal, but I can get to where I can get full pressure into my shot and all that type of stuff.

“It’€™s just the battle stuff. I haven’€™t really practiced forechecking and hitting and stuff like that yet. That obviously doesn’€™t come until game time. As of right now, I think it’€™s just being smart and going about everything the right way and taking it step-by-step.’€

The Bruins have a scrimmage Sunday in Providence and four preseason games this week.

“The games will come whenever I’€™m ready to play,” Lucic said. “You don’€™t want to put yourself in a position where you’€™re having setbacks right away.”

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Milan Lucic, Gregory Campbell, Linus Arnesson limited to begin Bruins training camp 09.18.14 at 1:32 pm ET
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General manager Peter Chiarelli said Thursday that three players are limited and/or out to start training camp for the Bruins: Milan Lucic, Gregory Campbell and Linus Arnesson.

Lucic is recovering from wrist surgery and had said earlier this week that he would be taking it slow in training camp. Chiarelli confirmed as much, saying that Lucic is ‘€œa little slow’€ to begin camp.

Campbell will not be on the ice when practices begin Friday due to what Chiarelli called ‘€œsome minor mid-core stuff.’€

Arnesson, meanwhile, was given Monday’€™s rookie practice off before leaving Tuesday’€™s rookie game with a tweaked groin. Chiarelli said Thursday that Arnesson ‘€œwon’€™t be skating for a little bit.’€

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Milan Lucic still recovering from wrist surgery, not sure of contractual future 09.15.14 at 2:28 pm ET
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ANTIOCH, Tenn. — Milan Lucic told reporters back in Boston Monday that he needed to wear a cast on his wrist for 12 weeks following his offseason surgery.

Lucic, who underwent the procedure on his left wrist following the Bruins’€™ second-round defeat to the Canadiens, said that he figures he’€™ll be limited to begin training camp, and that he’€™ll be cautious as he continues to regain strength.

“I haven’t been able to do a pushup until a week ago just because of it being right there on the joint,” Lucic said. “€œBut still, that’s something you’ve got to work at with rehab. It’s gotten better over the last week and you’ve got some time here before the season starts. As camp goes along here, you want to get your legs and everything underneath you, but you still have time to build your strength up until the season starts.”

Lucic was pretty candid about his contractual situation. With two years remaining on his contract with an annual salary cap hit of $6 million, Lucic might be tough to fit under the salary cap given Boston’€™s current cap situation. Peter Chiarelli recently signed David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5 million extension, but said on Sunday that he ‘€œcan’€™t sign everybody.’€

The 26-year-old Lucic said that with all eyes on Boston’€™s cap, he’€™s thinking about his own future.

“€œIt’s hard not to. I’d be lying to you if I said I didn’t think about it at all,”€ Lucic said. “With two years left on this contract and when I come out of it, I come out of it as a UFA. You kind of see the direction that the team is going — they just signed Krech for six more years after this one, and obviously he’s a guy I want to play with. My plan’s as far as my future goes is to stay here and stay put in Boston, but obviously a lot of things are going to happen in the next year and two years, but I hope that both sides can keep me here for a long, long time.”

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Milan Lucic, Chris Kelly undergo surgery 05.23.14 at 1:23 pm ET
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Both Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly have undergone surgery for injuries suffered this season and are expected to be ready for the start of training camp, according to a statement released by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli.

Lucic suffered a left wrist injury of Game 7 of the second round against the Canadiens, while Kelly missed the entire postseason with a herniated disk in his back.

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Milan Lucic on handshake threats: ‘I’m not sorry that I did it’ 05.16.14 at 5:27 pm ET
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Bruins forward Milan Lucic said at Friday’s breakup day that he does not regret what he did in the handshake line following Game 7 of the second round, when he allegedly told Canadiens players that he was going to kill them.

Canadiens forward Dale Weise told reporters about the incident after the game, which drew criticism from Lucic both after the game and again on Friday.

“What’s said on the ice, stays on the ice and fortunately that code is broken and it’s unfortunate that it blows up to what it is now,” Lucic said Friday. “I’m not the first guy to do it, I’m not the last guy to do [it]. I’m not sorry that I did it. I’m a guy that plays on emotion and this is a game of emotions. Sometimes you make decisions out of emotions that may not be the best ones. That’s what it is. I didn’t make the NHL because I accepted losing and accepted failure. I think that’s what’s got me to this point and made me the player that I am. Other than that, there’s not that much to it. I’m not the first guy to do it and I’m sure I won’t be the last.”

Lucic was asked for clarification as to whether he wasn’t sorry.

“I can’t take back what I said,” he said. “I’m not apologizing for what was said in the handshake and, like I said, it’s just unfortunate that what was said on the ice gets leaked out and gets blown way out of proportion.”

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Bruins injury roundup: Matt Fraser played on broken foot at 1:30 pm ET
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As is customary on breakup day, word emerged on injuries the Bruins dealt with during the postseason. The bravest of the bunch proved to be Matt Fraser, who played the entire postseason with a broken foot.

Fraser, who was sporting a cast and crutches Friday, broke his right foot in Game 1 of the first round of the AHL postseason while playing for the Providence Bruins. He was dealing with the injury when he was called up in the second round by the Bruins and he scored the overtime winner in Game 4 of the second round for Boston.

Chris Kelly, who suffered a back injury late in the season, had a herniated disc and said it was the most pain he had ever dealt with. Kelly said he hoped he could have returned in some point in the playoffs but wasn’t sure. Kelly will undergo surgery at some point.

Milan Lucic was sporting a soft cast on his left wrist after suffering an injury in Game 7 of the second round against Montreal. He was set to receive an MRI on Friday.

Regarding Zdeno Chara‘s fractured finger, the Bruins captain said that he might not need surgery.

As for Dennis Seidenberg, the defenseman said his plan all along was to return this season after tearing his ACL and MCL on Dec. 27 and having surgery in early January. Seidenberg said he would have been able to play in the Eastern Conference finals had the team gotten there.

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Milan Lucic vents after Dale Weise says Bruins forward was threatening Habs 05.14.14 at 10:43 pm ET
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No one was more furious with Canadiens playing the disrespect card after a 3-1 Game 7 win over the Bruins than Milan Lucic. Then again, the Canadiens weren’t exactly happy with Lucic. Specifically, Habs forward Dale Weise said that Lucic was threatening players in the handshake line.

 

Lucic was as upset with Weise sharing their exchange with the media.

“That’s said on the ice, so it’ll stay on the ice,” Lucic said. “So if he wants to be a baby about it, he can make it public.”

The Canadiens had said over the last two days that they felt disrespected by the Bruins throughout the series. Boston celebrated goals with a chest-pound — something Claude Julien said after the series was meant to be a “Boston Strong” gesture — while Shawn Thornton squirted P.K. Subban with a water bottle at the end of Game 5.

The Bruins were confused by the Habs’ overuse of the word “disrespect,” but Lucic was furious.

“Disrespect? I don’t know what they’re talking about,” Lucic vented. “Disrespect? Having a goal celebration, what kind of disrespect is that? I’m not going to say anything. I’ve got nothing to say about that.”

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