After scoring his first goal in 29 games, Milan Lucic has apparently earned himself a rest. We’re kidding, we don’t know why he’s not out there but he was nowhere to be found this morning at Oilers practice. As per Jason Gregor, and it appears that Kassian has temporarily replaced his spot on the top line with Draisaitl and McDavid.
Lucic not skating… Got the day off after ending his scoring drought… *That is a joke.* Will find out real reason why after practice. #Oilers If you are wondering all the lines remain same. Kassian skating in Lucic's spot on top line.
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) March 7, 2018
Has Lucic perfected the game? Is there nothing left to learn for the big man? That’s likely not the case. Actually, I KNOW that’s not the case. Jason Gregor says we will find out what he’s up to after practice and I believe him. With that said I will provide you with the updates when I hear them.
It would sure be a shame for Lucic to go down with an injury now after finally getting the monkey off his back. On the bright side, I have been pulling for Kassian to get some Connor McDavid minutes for a long time so it’s really refreshing to see. I would love to see Kass light it up tomorrow night with Connor and Leon against the Islanders.
LUCIC’S SEASON SO FAR
Source: Jason Gregor, Verified Twitter Account, 3/07/2018 – 11:13 am MST