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Eriksson (concussion) skates prior to B’s practice, Miller recalled

Dec 30, 2013, 11:26 AM EDT

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There was a positive sight on the ice prior to Bruins practice on Monday — Loui Eriksson skated (for what was believed to be the first time) in what was seen as a big development after suffering his second concussion in 45 days.

Eriksson, who has been out of action since taking a heavy Brooks Orpik hit on Dec. 7, took a pre-practice twirl with fellow injured teammate Carl Soderberg.

In related news, the B’s recalled defenseman Kevan Miller from AHL Providence on an emergency basis. Miller has appeared with nine games with Boston this season after earning his first NHL recall on November 20, making  his NHL debut on November 21 against the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden.


  1. joey4id - Dec 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I hope the kid will be back soon, and will stay healthy, and that he learned a lesson. Do not look back for a pass while skating in the opposite direction.

    • freneticgarfieldfan - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      what a cheap attempt to blame the victim

      • hockey412 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        The victim of what?

      • joey4id - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:09 PM

        O.O What? The kid took a suicide pass. Since he’s been playing hockey he’s been told about the danger of skating in one direction and looking back to take a pass. C’mon! Are you a B’s fan?

    • greenmtnboy31 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      That’s good advice, keep your head up Loui.

    • drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM

      Joey, my trolling comment was aimed at 412 at 12:03 pm, that’s why I posted it under his “rush him back” comment. Nothing in your comment hints at trolling.

  2. hockey412 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Hopefully the organizations isn’t going to rush him back.

    • drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      …like the Pens did with Jello brain.

      • hockey412 - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        Sid was out for quite some time before he came back, as opposed to Eriksson his first time around this season. The organization itself kind of showed how it feels about player health and safety when Bergeron spent, what, a week in the hospital after last year’s playoffs?

      • joey4id - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

        Your hatred for the Pens really clouds your judgement and skews your objectivity. The B’s own the Pens. What are you afraid of?

      • drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:34 PM

        Definitely not the Pens, though I do respect their abilities. Your initial posting was clearly trolling. As far as the Bs are concerned there is no reason to rush him back. I’d have no problem with him staying out til after the Olympics. But as we have seen with concussions, this has nothing to do with rushing him back. Once someone has their first, it doesn’t take as much for another. Whether it’s a month or a year from now it’s only a matter of time.

      • joey4id - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        My initial comment was trolling? Please! Don’t project your negative qualities onto others.

    • drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:27 PM

      The Pittsburgh franchises treat their athletes about as well as Ben treats drunks in the Ladies Room. Just ask Mike Webster. Oh wait, never mind.

      • joey4id - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        What a stupid comment. Did the NFL players file a law suit because the Steelers didn’t treat their players well. Ask Dave Duerson. Oh! Wait! Never mind. You’re a bimbo.

      • drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        Don’t bring your mother into the conversation.

      • hockey412 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        Classy as that statement is, concussion issues are in no way isolated to Pittsburgh, and given the situation with Eriksson it’s really not something for the “home team” to point fingers and joke about. CTE is not way too common in football AND hockey players. Which was the point of my original post (not trolling). The Bruins org. has proven that it really doesn’t give a rats as* about the health or safety of it’s players, in the NEAR past. So again…hopefully they don’t rush him back.

    • greenmtnboy31 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      They are certainly taking their time with Savard.

  3. montrealbbr - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    It doesnt matter if he comes back or not. With the injuries to pitt and boston the Habs are going to take the East!

    • greenmtnboy31 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      Of those two teams, Pitt is the only one that has any hope of keeping up with Montreal’s speed, and if Price stays hot; it’s all over but the crying in Boston and we know that will never be over.

    • joey4id - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      I don’t think the smurf squad will overtake the Pens.

  4. golfsox78 - Dec 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Pens are winning despite all their injuries. B’s are winning despite all their injuries. That is what good teams with depth do. I would say that hotter team going into the playoffs has the advantage but from last year seeing the Pens, the hot team, lose like they did I am not sure about that anymore. Montreal will be dangerous in the playoffs unless they get hit late with the injury bug. I am not sold on Tampa Bay or Washington. Detroit will always be dangerous, I don’t care what their regular season stats are. As long as they are in they could take it to the house.

  5. drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    412 based upon your area code it’s difficult to take your criticism, of the organization that swept your team out of last years playoffs and has surpassed the team that you support as the top team in the conference, seriously.

    • greenmtnboy31 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      Drewsucks is really trolling for attention today. My guess is her uncle is sick of her and she’s got a chocolate headache from the Christmas holiday. Surpassed them as the top team in the conference? Really?

      Boston isn’t even the best team in their own division, when you consider Montreal OWNS them and is 8-1 against them in the last nine games they’ve played.

      • drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

        Well it’s the serial pedophile greenmountsboys joining the fray. The Habs are not and have not been part of the equation in decades when one speaks of the Eastern Conference elite. Congrats on your Division title last year. But what did it get you ? An ass kicking at the hands of the Senators with Habs bodies splattered all over the ice. The Senators ? Even an inbred fool like yourself knows that Boston has been in 2 of the last 3 Finals, having beaten the best, and only decent team in North Mexico in 2011, before losing last year to the best team in the league, Chicago. Last time the Habs were mildly relevant they beat a team coached by Barry Bleeping Melrose. Basically, they last won a championship when mullets were in fashion, excluding Vermont of course, where they are the new rave.

    • hockey412 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      What does last year’s playoffs have to do with hoping the Bruins don’t rush Eriksson back? Sounds like a way of trying to diffuse the point I was making. And that’s fine, no big deal, I don’t know you and from your posts you don’t sound like someone I’d want to know anyway. But my disgust of the Bruins organization started loooooong before last year’s playoffs.

    • hockey412 - Dec 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      Greenmtn brings up an excellent point…when’s the last time you looked at the standings? Seriously.

      • drewzducks - Dec 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        The standings show Boston 5 points ahead of MTL with a game at hand, basically a 6 point lead. They are 5 points behind PITT with two games at hand, about a 2 point deficit. What the hell do the standings have to do with the final say of who the best team is ? The Pens have had a better regular season record than the Bruins the last 4 years but haven’t been to the Finals any of those seasons. The Kings won the Cup as an 8 seed. As far as your “disgust” of the Bruins is concerned, I’ll leave that to you and your therapist. I’m guessing you two have long winded discussions about the evil Claude, or “pig” as you’ve called him, and his band of mercenaries.

      • hockey412 - Dec 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

        It was you that said Boston took over tops in the conference, I believe?

      • drewzducks - Dec 31, 2013 at 2:04 PM

        Correct and I based that on representing the Conference in 2 of the last 3 cups as well as being at or near the top of the standings throughout this season.

      • hockey412 - Jan 2, 2014 at 10:11 AM

        Ahhh – yes but not based on the actual standings, though.

  6. crusty14 - Dec 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I don’t think anyone on here posting has the qualifications to say Boston rushed someone back too soon. If the player feels well, and is medically cleared to play, they will more than likely play!!!! This is the same protocol for every team in the league, let’s not make it look like you have some inside info or the ability to judge when someone should be cleared to play!

  7. njadvocate111 - Dec 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    @Joey4Id, is the biggest troll out there, fact not opinion. Every post that has been made, the guy (assuming he is a stay at home dad) is the first one to troll about how the situation was Ericksson’s fault and how he “hoped he learned a lesson”. For three weeks, people have acknowledged that what Thornton did was over the line, but has their been a franchise/fan base less willing to accept accountability than the Penguins? More suspensions than any other team in the past 6 seasons. More games missed and $ fined as a result of those suspensions. But yet their owner writes a letter to the league saying that “it’s becoming a league that he may not want to be apart of”. That right there is everything you need to know about Pittsburgh. From a guy who ran out of the penalty box, because he didnt like the call against him. You read that right, talk about thinking you (and the fanbase you “represent”) are above the game, look no further than the Second Best Player of all time, and number 1 victim, Super Luigi. People wonder why Crosby is hated. If you are the best in the world, dont make excuses or act like the victim. Seems guys like Toews, Datsyuk and Stamkos get by without it.

    • joey4id - Dec 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      I’m not a Pen’s fan. And yes! Eriksson should know better than to be skating in one direction while looking in the opposite direction. Hockey for dummies (njadvocate111) 101. :-)

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