The Bruins will not have one of their most effective forwards when they play the Jets tonight, as Milan Lucic went home yesterday to deal with a personal matter.

Lucic traveled with the team from Buffalo to Winnipeg yesterday morning and was at the practice facility here before heading home. Coach Claude Julien did not go into detail.

“It’s personal reasons. He’s gone back to Boston,” Julien said. “It’s one of those things that seems to happen every once in a while. We’re all human here, so there are personal reasons that happen, so he’s gone back to Boston.”