Canadian hockey player Milan Lucic with the Boston Bruins faces assault charges. During the past weekend, his wife called the police and accused him of attempted strangulation.
According to agency AP, the 35-year-old forward of the Bruins faces up to 2.5 years in prison if proven guilty. He is due to attend the hearing on Tuesday. Coach Jim Montgomery and team captain Brad Marchand announced that Lucic’s family would provide all necessary support, but otherwise refused to comment on the case.
On Saturday, the NHL club announced that the Canadian representative will not be available to the team for an indefinite period. Lucic played more than 1,300 games in the overseas professional league with the Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. In 2011, he won the prestigious Stanley Cup with Boston. He returned to it last year after signing a manual contract worth millions of dollars. The Canadian has not played this season due to an ankle injury since October 21, the AP agency noted.