As we await official word from the longtime Boston Bruins, allow Milan Lucic a trip down memory lane.
Lucic, who spent his first eight NHL seasons in Boston and won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011, joined current and former Bruins players in Italy this weekend to celebrate the wedding of retired goaltender Tuka Rask and longtime partner Jasminana. Nikila
Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, Kevan Miller and former Bruins defensive end Torey Krug were among those in attendance, according to several photos and videos Lucic shared on social media — including this Lucic gem. Marchand and Pastrnak tearing up the dance floor.
Marchand will miss the start of the 2021-22 season after undergoing surgery on both hips, but his recovery appears to be going well.
That’s what Marchand told Montgomery when he first talked to the new B’s coach.
Lucic shared two more videos and photos from Rusk’s wedding weekend featuring himself, Krug and Krejci.
While Lucic is with the Calgary Flames and Krug is with the St. Louis Blues, Bergeron, Krejci and Pastrnak are expected to return with the Bruins in 2022-23, albeit with little certainty.
Bergeron has yet to sign a new contract with Boston, but has spoken several times with new Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery. Krejci has reportedly met with the B about returning to the club after spending the 2021-22 season in his native Czechia. And Pastrak’s camp is in the process of negotiating a contract extension with Boston.
We thought there was some chat between old friends at Rask’s wedding, but the main goal was to make the weekend one big party. Mission Accomplished.