Lucic to visit L.A., thanks Boston

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For the first time since his trade to the Kings, Milan Lucic will be in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon to tour the team’s facilities and sort out living arrangements for next season.

Lucic will also have his first formal meeting with the local media.

However, he won’t be signing an extension during his visit.

The 27-year-old has one year remaining on his three-year, $18 million deal, which carries a cap hit of $6 million. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career next summer.

On Friday, Lucic took out an ad in the Boston Globe to thank the Bruins organization and the fans.

Originally a second-round pick of the Bruins (50th overall) in 2006, Lucic appeared in 556 games with Boston scoring 139 goals and 342 points to go along with 772 penalty minutes. He helped the Bruins capture the franchise’s sixth Stanley Cup in 2011.