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Lucic addresses fight video, says he’s ‘disgusted and outraged’ by Vancouver

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins reacts after he was called for high sticking Adam Pardy #27 of the Buffalo Sabres in the third period at TD Garden on April 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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Over the weekend, video surfaced of Boston forward Milan Lucic in an altercation on a Vancouver street just hours after a 6-2 loss to the Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Today Lucic addressed the incident, claiming he was the “victim of an attack” while suggesting he would be exploring his legal options.

Lucic said he was a victim of an unprovoked attack after game in Van Saturday night and he’s seeking legal action.

— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) December 16, 2013

Lucic said he was minding his own business when he was attacked inside a Vancouver night club.

— Joe McDonald (@ESPNJoeyMac) December 16, 2013

“I did everything I could to restrain myself and not retaliate,” he told The Province.

He also took aim at his hometown (Lucic grew up in Vancouver and played junior hockey for the WHL Giants) and expressed dismay at the events that’ve transpired since he 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

“I have no reason left to defend my city and the people in my city,” Lucic said, as per the Vancouver Sun. “I’m disgusted and outraged that it had to come to something like that.

“So, as far as that goes, other than being at Rogers Arena, no one will ever see me in downtown Vancouver ever again ... I’ve been downtown Vancouver 50, 60 times and I’ve never even come close to an altercation. But this one obviously ended in one.”

As mentioned, this isn’t the first time Lucic has had issues with Vancouver. In February 2012, his hometown church was vandalized with “Go Canucks” tags and, during the ’11 Cup Final, there were reports of people harassing his grandparents in Rogers Arena.

“That’s one of the worst parts. It’s in my hometown,” Lucic said. “Going back to the spray painting of the church and my grandparents and parents and family getting harassed during the final against the Canucks in 2011, it’s escalated to a point where I get attacked for just minding my own business.”