Good test for Lucic

After participating in his first morning skate in just under a month, Milan Lucic said everything went well during his 30-minute twirl with his teammates.

“It was good. Felt good,” Lucic said. “It was something new for a change, so that was a lot of fun to be out there. So it felt pretty good. Everything felt like everything’s healing right. It’s all positive from here.”

Lucic reported no issues with vibrations on his finger from handling the puck. Lucic didn’t take any slap shots or participate in any contact. Lucic said he plans to practice with his teammates tomorrow.

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Claude Julien said it will be at least a week before Lucic can be considered for game action. Lucic is targeting next Thursday’s game against Atlanta, but a more realistic target might be sometime on the following road trip to St. Louis and Minnesota.

Lucic is scheduled for a final X-ray to measure the finger’s healing. He wasn’t sure when the X-ray will take place.

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