It’s long been said, “You can’t go home again.”

In Milan Lucic’s case, it’s probably a good idea for everyone involved. The Bruins forward claims he was attacked in his hometown of Vancouver Saturday night at a nightclub and is in contact with Vancouver police regarding the incident.

“It’s something I’m not proud of, but it was part of an unprovoked attack on Saturday night where I was punched in the face on two separate occasions. Like I said, unprovoked,” Lucic said. “I showed restraint by not retaliating in a physical manner.”

An online video (above) of the incident has since gone viral.


Lucic also claims that members of his family that live in Vancouver were harassed after the Bruins beat the Canucks in the Stanley Cup Final in 2011.

“I have no reason left to defend my city and the people in my city,” Lucic said. “I’m disgusted and outraged that it had to come to something like that. As far as that goes, other than being at Rogers Arena, no one will ever see me in downtown Vancouver ever again.”

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