Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Bruins place Eriksson on injured reserve
By Joe McDonald
Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson has been placed on injured reserve with a concussion, and the team has recalled forward Nick Johnson from Providence of the AHL.
Eriksson suffered his second concussion in a five-week span during the first shift of Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden. He exited the game after he was on the receiving end of a major check by the Penguins’ Brooks Orpik only seconds after the opening faceoff.
Eriksson had trouble getting to his feet, but made it to the bench before he was taken to the locker room. There was no penalty on the play.
It was announced a few minutes after Eriksson left the ice that he would not return.
Eriksson missed five games earlier in the season with a concussion suffered on a hit by the Buffalo Sabres’ John Scott.
Johnson, who impressed during training camp, has played in 23 games for the P-Bruins this season, recording 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points, including a plus-seven rating.