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Eriksson (foot) expected to play

3/6/2014

BOSTON -- The Bruins’ Loui Eriksson returned from the Winter Olympics with more than just a silver medal.

The Swedish forward suffered a cut on the heel of his foot while walking into a cold tub in Sochi, and it later became infected. It forced him to miss Tuesday’s game against the Florida Panthers, and Wednesday’s practice. He’s been on antibiotics but admitted it’s been painful to put his skate on.

Eriksson participated in Thursday’s morning skate and will be in the lineup against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden.

“It’s good. It felt good this morning,” he said. “Hopefully I can play tonight, but it’s been nice to rest a little bit. I think I’m ready tonight, so that’s good.”