Milan Lucic has been skating for the past week but has yet to practice with the rest of the team. The majority of his skating has been with the training and coaching staffs. Lucic will make the trip with the Bruins to Florida but is not expected to play in either game.
Encouraging news that Lucic is skating, especially multiple times this week. I would not expect him to return until after the two games in Florida but he should be available for the Winter Classic and possibly for Wednesday’s game against Atlanta. When Lucic comes back expect Begin to be bumped back to the fourth line with Vladimir Sobotka and Byron Bitz fighting for the final roster spot.