WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL at 1 p.m. today in regards to his collision with Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller during the Bruins’ 6-2 win on Saturday at TD Garden.
Miller suffered a concussion on the play and will be out of the lineup indefinitely.
After having Sunday off, the Bruins returned to the practice ice this morning at Ristuccia Arena. Afterward, Lucic spoke about the situation and his upcoming hearing.
"It’s obviously something I have to go through. I’ll state my case and whatever happens, happens,” Lucic said. “It’s out of my control and all I can do is tell my story about what happened.”
Bruins coach Claude Julien addressed the situation, too.
“I don’t know if I was surprised,” Julien said of the hearing.“It’s more of you never know what’s going to happen and they’ll look at it whichever way they want and then they make the decision. As far as I’m concerned, I saw the same thing and it wasn’t our plan to run him over. For what it’s worth, Looch has done the same thing to one of our coaches last year. He buries his head when he chases the puck and by the time he lifts it up, somebody’s there. Last year it was a coach, this year it was Miller.”
After the game, Miller had some harsh words for Lucic, which you can read here.