Milan Lucic out again for Bruins

BOSTON -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic missed his second consecutive game Thursday with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins faced the Philadelphia Flyers at home, winning 7-5.

Lucic did not participate in the game-day skate Thursday morning at TD Garden and he is listed as day to day.

"Better. He's getting better," coach Claude Julien said Thursday. "Obviously he won't be in tonight, but he's getting better."

Julien said he expects Lucic back in the lineup sooner rather than later. The power forward has 16 goals and 12 assists for 28 points, while posting a plus-11 rating in 41 games this season. He also has 58 minutes in penalties.

Joe McDonald covers the Red Sox and Bruins for ESPNBoston.com.