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Lucic (wrist) will be limited at the start of training camp, the Boston Herald reports.

Lucic is recovering from wrist surgery, so this is not unexpected, though at this stage, there hasn't been anything to suggest that the rugged winger's status for the start of the regular season is in any danger.

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Lucic (wrist) will remain limited during training camp, ESPN reports. "It's getting better," Lucic said. "Obviously it was a long summer, having to be in a cast for 12 weeks. I feel like I've turned a corner on it the last week, week and a half. Still working hard to get it up to 100 percent."

Lucic continues to work toward building strength in the wrist since injuring it during Game 1 of the Bruins' second-round series against the Canadiens. He said he plays to be cautious in camp, which should enable him to be at full strength when the regular season begins. "Every time you have surgery, it never really goes back to 100 percent," Lucic said. "But you hope that you can get back to a point where you were feeling as good as before the surgery. For myself, just trying to get mentally healthy and get that out of the way, the mental part of it. That part of it is a big part of it to overcome, as far as shooting and just pushing and just all that type of stuff. It's a lot of hard work when you get injured to get to 100 percent, and that's your main goal is to try to get there."

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Lucic (wrist) scrimmaged with his teammates on Tuesday, csnne.com reports.

The important thing to note here is that Lucic, who is on track to skate on a line with David Krejci and Louis Eriksson this coming season, appears to have moved past a wrist issue that required offseason repair.

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Milan Lucic won't apologize for whatever he said in the handshake line during the conclusion of the Montreal-Boston series that bothered Dale Weise.

Lucic did add that in retrospect he feels he could have handled the situation better. "But more than saying what I said to the players, I was upset with losing," Lucic said. "I was upset with losing to them. We had such a great team that had won the Presidents' Trophy and that being the end and losing the way that we did, I think it all just accumulated to me losing my cool in the handshake." Lucic and the Bruins will get their first rematch against the Canadiens on Oct. 16.

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The Oct. 16 game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens could be a date to circle for PIM purposes.

Beyond being a rivalry game, Milan Lucic could conceivably drop the mitts with Dale Weise after their spirited exchange in the handshake line. Early-season games are frequently friendlier to "settling scores" than late or playoff games.

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Milan Lucic had successful wrist surgery.

The Bruins previously revealed that Lucic hurt his wrist during Game 7 of the second round, but the extent of the injury wasn't clear at the time. Fortunately, he'll be fine by the start of training camp.

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Milan Lucic sustained a wrist injury in Game 7 of the second round.

Lucic will have an MRI to determine the extent of the damage. He'll have all summer to recover, given that the Boston Bruins were eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens.

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Milan Lucic won't apologize for what he said to Montreal's Dale Weise and Alexei Emelin during the handshake line after Boston's Game 7 loss to the Canadiens.

"I can't take back what I said, so I'm not apologizing for what was said in the handshake," Lucic said. This will probably come up again when the Canadiens play against the Bruins next season, but other than that this story is pretty much done. Montreal will continue its quest for the Cup and Lucic's done until 2014-15.

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Milan Lucic was visibly upset after Game 7's loss to Montreal.

"It sucks. That's it. It sucks, you know. We had high expectations, we wanted to get back there," he said when he spoke to the media. "We felt like we had a good enough team to win and we didn't. Frustrating? I mean I don't know what else to say. We lost. We let our fans down when we had a great opportunity with a team like this. Like I said, it's a tough one to swallow." Lucic doesn't feel that he disrespected the Canadiens, but his words in the handshake line irked Montreal winger Dale Weise. He reportedly said, "I'm going to [expletive] kill you next year" and he had unkind things to say to Habs' defenseman Alexei Emelin as well. When the two teams meet in the regular season in 2014-15, it could be very interesting.

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Milan Lucic missed a couple of prime scoring chances in Game 6.

He couldn't a pass on a 2-on-1 early in the contest and was unable to cash in on a wide open net in the second period. Boston was shut out 4-0 in the match and they haven't enjoyed much success during the second round versus Montreal. The Bruins need their top line to capitalize on their opportunities in Game 7 on Wednesday.