Comcast Sports Net New England Bruins reporter Joe Haggerty reported this earlier today.
On Saturday night following the Bruins 6-2 defeat to the Vancouver Canucks, Milan Lucic was caught up in an altercation at a nightclub in downtown Vancouver.
Below is a video taken from the scene. Be aware that it has some bad language.
Courtesy of CSNNE
Lucic addressed the media about the situation stating that he has had it with Vancouver.
“I was part of an unprovoked attack on Saturday night where I was punched in the face on two separate occasions...There was no reason for him to punch me. From this point forward we’re exploring this in a legal manner. That’s as much as I can say about it right now.
It sucks to be in that situation, but you’ve got to take ownership of it and that it happened because you were in that situation. We came off a good road trip, and wanted to go out and blow off some steam . . . have a little fun. Unfortunately it ended the way it did, and hopefully it’s not a distraction to the team any further after today.
That’s one of the worst parts . . . that it's in my hometown...Going back to the spray painting of the church and my grandparents, parents and family getting harassed during the Stanley Cup Finals in 2011, and now it’s escalated to the point where I get attacked for minding my own business.
I have no reason left to try and defend my city, and the people of my city. I’m done trying to defend the city I’m from. I’m disgusted and outraged that it had to come to that. Other than being at Rogers Arena, no one will ever see me in downtown Vancouver ever again.”
As we all remember, after Vancouver lost to the Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, the city of Vancouver went on a riot and destroyed everything in site. After everything Lucic did to defend his hometown, I don't blame him for being fed up. Good for Lucic to be mature enough to not fight the patron at the nightclub the other night. The last thing the Bruins need is another player out of the lineup.