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Bruins guess Eriksson (concussion) is getting better

Oct 28, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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Loui Eriksson visited his Boston Bruins teammates and staff on Monday, leading head coach Claude Julien to be (kind of, sort of) optimistic to CSNNE.com.

“Every day you guys are going to ask about a concussion, and it is what it is,” Julien said. “He’s doing better, I guess. ‘I guess’ is because you never know. The one [piece] of good news is that he did show up this morning. He came by, and that’s usually good news when a guy can leave his home, and come by the [practice] rink.

“So we’re taking it day-by-day. Right now you’re probably not going to see him [in a game] in the next week, and you’re probably not going to see him skating in the next week. So we can put it at that stage for now.”

It almost sounds like “week-to-week” might be a more accurate description of the 27-year-old’s status, but the B’s seem generally positive about his situation. As CSNNE.com notes, Eriksson doesn’t have much of a history of concussions (if any) before this one, so that’s a plus.

Eriksson was just starting to find his groove in Boston. After going pointless in his first three games, he collected three assists in his last five. It might be a while before he can contribute some more, though.

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Oct 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    *2 goals and 3 assists in his last 5.

    He should of had more than that. The guy was really starting to find it the second Marchand was taken off that line. He was just too all over the place, and when a guy is already trying to acclimate himself, it was just a mish mosh. They must of skated into each other on the blueline three times. Reilly Smith really allowed him to shine and be the playmaker. I can’t wait to see it again.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Oct 29, 2013 at 12:12 AM

      And BTW, I do mean the “second” they stepped on the ice together. Somehow, as soon as they stepped on the ice as a line for the first time a fast break developed and they ended up scoring.

  2. jkibler1 - Oct 29, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    Let me guess, the moment the league hands down the Scott suspension, suddenly Eriksson will feel better and start practicing again?

    • ironyisadeadscene - Oct 29, 2013 at 7:40 AM

      Yes genius, this whole thing is a plot to keep vaunted John Scott off the ice until his hearing. The Bruins clearly want that more than having their forward back on the ice and playing.

    • upyourstodd - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      You are a mean, hairy troll.

    • kastout11 - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      You have to be kidding me. I am not a huge Milburry fan, but he called it before the game. There is no room in the NHL for a dirty player like Scott. Be a man and drop the gloves with one of the Bruins tough guys, no cheap shots to the skilled players. Violation.

  3. titansbro - Oct 29, 2013 at 6:49 AM

    Um does this site not remember any stories they post? I specifically remember PHT saying he had some history with concussions with the last one in 2011 with the Stars.

    • hockey412 - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:27 AM

      He has only missed like 3 games since the 2008 season. Those were in the 2011 season, but if that was a concussion it must not have been all that severe.

    • dropthepuckeh - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM

      I remember that he had one with Dallas as well. As we know, these head injuries are cumulative so suffering a “severe” concussion is not something that heals the same way a bruise or broken bone might. I’m sure joey can enlighten us with his doctor “stats”. Either way, good news that he is walking around and felt strong enough to go by the rink. I think the Bruins will be extremely cautious with his return based on what they have seen with Bergeron and Savard. Team looks good without him – let him take his time and come back with confidence.

  4. bufffalojoe - Oct 29, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Cheap shots to skilled players? Be a man and drop the gloves with a tough guy?
    I think someone forgot about how dirty the bruins play! Lucic ran Miller over in a “cheap” shot
    I hope Scott and Kaleta both play grimey hockey when they return, it’s why there on the team.

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