Milan Lucic might be a healthy scratch against Penguins


Milan Lucic has struggled lately and it might result in him being scratched for Friday night's game.

Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic skated with the healthy scratches during practice on Thursday morning and apparently, might be skating with them again on Friday, too.

Most importantly, he might be sharing a seat with them in the press box when the Bruins host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.

Head coach Claude Julien stated Lucic might not play against Pittsburgh. Lucic admitted he wouldn't blame the coach if chose to do so.

Having struggled to produce through 41 games, Lucic has tallied only six goals and 18 assists for 24 points this season. In addition, the 24-year-old forward has scored only two goals in his last 27 games. Lucic stated that his confidence is the lowest it has been since the 2009-10 season, when he recorded 20 points in 50 games.

Julien and Lucic both said the forward is struggling with his lack of production and that he needs to work his problems out. Julien expressed the coaching staff has tried to help Lucic with his issues and that the team needs him for the playoff push, via WEEI:

"We can support him and give him opportunities but at the end of the day you have to be able to step up there. And he knows he's not, it's not a secret, I don't think to anybody. But we also know what he's done for this team in the past and what he's capable of doing. And you've just got to hope that this player finds his game because we're going to need him."

Lucic stated he is willing to do whatever is best for the team and will openly accept whatever Julien chooses to do.

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