Milan Lucic has been out since November 25th due to a high ankle sprain. However, with the absence of Lucic the Bruins have picked up 7 out of a possible 10 points. The physical winger would have been great to have in a game against the Montreal Canadiens, one in which the Bruins were completely flat and emotionless from the drop of the puck. Now with the winter classic approaching ( 10 games away), Lucic is hoping to get back on the ice in time to be able to play on New Years. Typically a high ankle sprain keeps a player out 4-6 depending on the severity of the injury. When Lucic originally suffered the injury, GM Peter Chiarelli stated it should be around a month before Lucic can return to action. While the Bruins would love to have him back for the nation wide event, do not expect them to rush him specifically since high ankle sprains are difficult to heal from and often can be reoccurring. It would be best for the Bruins to ease him back, ensuring his health for the remainder of the season instead of having a possible setup occur if he rushes back too soon.
Lucic shouldn’t rush back