BOSTON -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic received medical clearance Thursday afternoon and he will make his return to the lineup at TD Garden against Chicago.
Lucic has been out since Nov. 25 with a high ankle sprain. As of the morning skate, Lucic said he wasn't sure if he would be able to play and coach Claude Julien said the team was awaiting clearance from the medical staff.
Lucic skated the pregame warmup on the fourth line with center Vladimir Sobotka and right winger Shawn Thornton. Byron Bitz was a healthy scratch.
Here are the lines and defense pairings as per warmups: