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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.

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Milan Lucic skipped the morning skate prior to Game 5, but he's expected to play Saturday night.

He decided to take his maintenance day. The Bruins are still waiting for their top line, consisting of Lucic, David Krejci and Jarome Iginla, to break out offensively in their second-round series against Montreal. Lucic has been the most productive of the bunch with a goal and two helpers in four matches so far.

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Milan Lucic is excited to face Montreal in Round 2.

He was asked if he hated the Canadiens and he said: "Yeah, I do. If you asked them the same question I'm sure they'd give you the same answer, that they hate us. It's just natural for me, being here for seven years now and just being part of this organization, you just naturally learn to hate the Montreal Canadiens with the battles that we've had against them over the last couple of years. It's definitely made you hate them." The Bruins power forward is also looking forward to being matched up against Montreal's most physical blueliner, Alexei Emelin.

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Milan Lucic recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday afternoon's 4-2 victory over Detroit in Game 5.

His game-winning goal early in the third period sends Boston into the second round of the postseason, where they will face Montreal. Lucic also picked up an assist on Jarome Iginla's empty net marker. He had three goals and one assist in five games versus the Red Wings in the series. Loui Eriksson and Zdeno Chara added power-play goals in the match, while Torey Krug earned a pair of assists.