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Lucic 'real close' to returning to lineup

Updated: January 6, 2010, 2:51 PM ET
By Matt Kalman

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins winger Milan Lucic is so close to a return to the lineup that he can practically taste it.

After skating some drills with fellow recovering teammate Mark Stuart, frequent healthy scratch Adam McQuaid, and goaltender Tuukka Rask, Lucic said his rehabilitation from his Nov. 25 ankle sprain is about complete.

"Maybe [Thursday], maybe Saturday, maybe [next] Wednesday. So I think one of those three games most likely I'll be making my debut back for the second ...

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