MOSCOW, November 21 Forward of the National Hockey League (NHL) club ) Boston Bruins Milan Lucic was released on his own recognizance Tuesday after being charged with assault and battery of a family member, the Boston Herald reported.
Lucic was detained on Friday evening after a family dispute. The victim called the Boston police and reported that the hockey player tried to strangle her. After the incident, Boston sent the player on indefinite leave.
It is noted that 35-year-old Lucic pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him and refused to communicate with the press. The next court hearing is scheduled for January 19.
Lucic returned to Boston in July. He previously played for the team from 2007 to 2015 and won the Stanley Cup with them (2011). He also played in the NHL for the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. As part of the Canadian national team, Lucic became the world champion in 2023.