WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Boston Bruins' loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round last May came at a cost even greater than the Presidents' Trophy winners not reaching their ultimate goal of a Stanley Cup championship.
Early in that game, forward Milan Lucic jammed his left wrist. A couple days later he was wearing a soft cast. After an MRI, it was determined he needed surgery, which took place in late May.
With Bruins players scheduled to report for physicals and off-ice testing at training camp Thursday, Lucic is encouraged by the progress he's made in his attempt to return from the injury. But he's still not at full strength.