Milan Lucic LW BOS 2 Months

Lucic missed Tuesday's practice with the flu, and while he won't travel with his teammates, he may still be able to play in Wednesday's game against the Rangers, ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald reports.

Given that the trip isn't a long one, Lucic still stands a decent chance to play, even though he's sticking behind in Boston. The issue was first reported Tuesday.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 2 Months

Lucic was not at practice Tuesday.

Lucic isn't known to be dealing with an injury, but his absence from practice suggests that he's bothered by something. More information should be available before Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 2 Months

Lucic tallied a pair of assists, an empty-net goal, five hits and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's win over the Isles.

Things have been very inconsistent for Lucic lately -- earlier this month, he tallied six points in four games, creating hope of a resurgence, but he proceeded to go scoreless in three straight, only to bounce back with four points in his last two. So the total numbers recently have been quite solid, but they've come in fits and starts. The Bruins would surely like to get some more offensive consistency out of the tough winger.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 2 Months

Lucic scored a goal, added an assist and finished plus-2 in Tuesday's win over the Lightning.

That's three multi-point efforts in the last four for Lucic, giving him six points and a plus-6 rating in that span. Not coincidentally, the Bruins have won all four games. A continued offensive resurgence for Lucic would be a major boon for the Bruins, who were definitely set back by his lackluster contributions early in the season.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 3 Months

Lucic opened the scoring with a power-play goal (which held up as the winner) and finished things with an empty-netter in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Devils.

Don't look now, but Lucic may just be finding his game -- he's now posted consecutive multi-point outings for the first time all season. And he's doing it while continuing to take the body, giving him plentiful fantasy value in formats that count his PIM and hits.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 3 Months

Bergeron collected two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Penguins.

Lucic was also a plus-3 on the night, and was a big reason the Bruins were able to pull out a victory in overtime. The gritty winger currently has six goals, 14 assists, and 69 PIM in 40 games this season.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 3 Months

Lucic (undisclosed injury) notched an assist in 18:53 worth of ice time in his return to action in Wednesday's shootout loss to Toronto.

After a one-game absence, Lucic was back in action Wednesday, manning left wing on a line centered by David Krejci, with Seth Griffith on the right wing. As for the issue that kept him out of Monday's game against Detroit, Lucic -- without getting into specifics -- told the Boston Herald that it had nothing to do with the fight he had with Dalton Prout (of Columbus) on Saturday. "It was just something nagging that comes up in the middle of the season and just a day-to-day type of thing, and just smart to sit out a couple days and get the rest, and it really helped get me back in the lineup here today," Lucic noted Wednesday.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 3 Months

Lucic will suit up Wednesday against the Leafs.

Lucic had been dealing with an undisclosed ailment, but will join David Krejci and Reilly Smith on the Bruins' first line Wednesday evening.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 3 Months

Lucic (undisclosed injury) is slated to play Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.

The Bruins will also welcome Patrice Bergeron back to their lineup Wednesday after the duo missed Monday's game against the Red Wings. To date, Lucic has recorded a disappointing six goals and 17 points in 36 games, though he has helped out owners in PIM-friendly formats, with 69 penalty minutes in that span.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 3 Months

Though Lucic (undisclosed injury) participated in practice Tuesday, his status for Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs is unclear, ESPN.com reports.

"I haven't been told that they are cleared to play, yet," coach Claude Julien noted Tuesday of both Lucic and Patrice Bergeron. "They looked fairly good today and we'll reassess them [Wednesday] and the decision will come at some point." More on Lucic's status Wednesday, but with the Bruins not slated to hold a morning skate in advance of the Toronto game, the power forward's status for the contest may not be confirmed until warmups.