Boston Bruins defenseman Milano Lucic left the game Tuesday with a lower-body injury and was replaced by the injured Kevin Hayes.
Lucic has not played since Nov. 10 against the Calgary Flames.
He was a healthy scratch for Monday’s 4-1 win over the New York Rangers.
“We just couldn’t get it going, the whole game, for sure,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game.
“Milano was a little bit tired, but he’s been a really good hockey player.
He has not scored in his past two games. “
It was just a little bump on his back and we felt like maybe we can use a little more patience.”
He has not scored in his past two games.
Bruins head coach Claude Octane called it a “tragic situation.”
The 23-year-old had 10 assists and 18 points in 16 games this season.
“Obviously you want to play with the guys you’re playing with, but you’re a player,” Julien added.
“If you’re out there on the ice, you’ve got to play.
It’s not going to be easy, but I think he’s done a really nice job. “
You know it’s a tough situation, a tough game.
It’s not going to be easy, but I think he’s done a really nice job.
It hurts us a little, but we have to keep trying to find a way to get him to play.”