Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic says the wrist he injured in the playoffs last season is getting better but is not completely healed.
Lucic, 26, scored 24 goals and recorded 35 assists in 80 games with the Bruins last season. He has amassed 298 points over seven seasons since being drafted in the second round of the 2006 draft.
Lucic, who underwent surgery in May, addressed his recovery process after an informal skate at Ristuccia Arena.
"It's getting better," Lucic said, according to NHL.com. "Obviously it was a long summer with it, having it be in a cast for 12 weeks. I feel like I've turned the corner on it the last week, week and a half. So that's obviously a positive. And I'm still working to get it up to 100 percent. And I'm just excited to be back here with everyone and getting things going. Camp is just around the corner."
The Bruins begin on-ice activities at training camp on Friday and their first preseason game is Sept. 23 against the Canadiens. Boston went 82-54-19 last season before falling to Montreal in the second round of the playoffs.
- Chris Johnson