The Bruins will learn some time today whether they'll have Milan Lucic in the lineup tonight when they face the reeling Montreal Canadiens.

Lucic has a phone hearing with NHL director of player safety Brendan Shanahan concerning the winger's check from behind on Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo in Saturday's game; it earned Lucic a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct.

No matter Lucic's short-term future, coach Claude Julien still has to prepare his team for a game against its archrival. The Canadiens arrive in town with more on their plate than being unsure about a first-line left winger.