Friday, February 7, 2014
Eriksson gets dental work after another ding
By Joe McDonald
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- It's been a tough season for Bruins forward Loui Eriksson.
In his first year in Boston, the talented winger has already suffered a pair of concussions, and during the first period of Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues, Eriksson took a painful high stick to the face.
He suffered a nasty cut and lost some teeth in the process, but he remained in the game. He missed practice Friday at Ristuccia Arena, but he will be in the lineup against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday at TD Garden, before leaving Sunday for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
"Loui's doing OK. The only reason he missed is he's obviously getting some dental work done and making sure he's all fixed up before tomorrow and before he leaves for the Olympics," Julien said. "He should be in the lineup tomorrow; there's no reason why he shouldn't, but I think it's going to be a long day for him, getting his mouth fixed."
Also missing from Friday's practice was defenseman Adam McQuaid. He's missed eight games due to a leg injury and has not been skating. Like the rest of the non-Olympians, McQuaid is off for the break, but the Bruins will continue to monitor his progress.
"With the CBA and stuff like that, he's basically on his own, but he will continue to get the treatments and all that stuff that he needs," Julien said. "Hopefully, by the time we get back, he'll be ready to jump in with us. If not then, very soon."