What’s with Lucic?

Everybody’s monitoring the Milan Lucic situation, including the Oilers and Lucic’s hometown Vancouver Canucks.

Sources say the lockout and more than four months of living the soft life — not playing any games anywhere — didn’t help the Boston Bruins winger. He didn’t show up in the best of shape and has been a shadow of his usual self. He’s not mean, not moving his feet.

There’s much hope in these parts that the Bruins might want to part with Lucic, who was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins but returned to the lineup Sunday to play 13 minutes against the Florida Panthers.

Lucic has scored just one goal in his last 26 games.

When Lucic is engaged in the game, he is one of the most unique players in the league. He’s huge and has fairly good hands and a temper. Of course, all anyone is seeing now is the size, not the power.

Lucic, who turns 25 in June, has just xix goals, only 70 shots and 65 penalty minutes this season. The Bruins do not want to trade him, but they also know they would have a lineup of teams banging on their door with one caveat: his three-year $18-million contract starts next season. That’s $6 million a season for a question mark.

While the Bruins hope Lucic comes around, they’re ready to turn the page on Nathan Horton as an unrestricted free-agent winger. He was hurt in a fight with Pittsburgh’s Jarome Iginla on Saturday, but he really hasn’t been the same since suffering the bad concussion when clobbered by Aaron Rome in the Stanley Cup final in 2011.