Rugged Bruins winger Milan Lucic figures he has a fight waiting for him here tonight, the residue of his infamous entanglement 11 days ago with Ryan Miller that left the Buffalo goalie hurting, coach Lindy Ruff fuming, and Sabres teammates apologizing for standing idly by in the aftermath of Lucic's shot heard 'round the world.

For all of that, the 23-year-old Lucic figures something wicked his way comes when the two clubs face off at the First Niagara Center.

"Yes . . . I am not going to lie . . . yes,'' a smiling Lucic said matter-of-factly when asked yesterday afternoon if he expects someone on the Sabres roster to engage him.