Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic is expected to be in the lineup Saturday when the Bruins play the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.
This will be Lucic's first game action since May 14, when the Bruins lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round to the Montreal Canadiens. He has been recovering from offseason wrist surgery. Lucic skated Saturday morning and received what the Bruins website called a "positive evaluation" on the wrist.
"Looks like it," he said. "Everything's progressed really, really well over the last two weeks, especially, and with the group decision, we decided that today would be a good time for me to come back. I'm excited to get into my first game here."
Lucic was fourth on the Bruins last season with 59 points (24 goals, 35 assists).
"Just being in camp, and being back in Boston, and being here every day and having the treatments and the physical therapy every day — I think that's what helped the swelling go down," he said. "Also, there was a lot of pain in there, and there was a weight-bearing pain as well, and that's gone away now. I think that's what's allowing me to play [Saturday]."
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