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Coach Claude Julien feels that Loui Eriksson has played more like himself of late.

"Loui has just been good for us ever since he got over those injuries. He's a player that everybody from our organization saw him as being," Julien said. "He's great up front, he's a smart player, he manages the puck well, he doesn't make many mistakes, and he's a guy that's always been good in front of the net as well. I know we've got him on the half wall because we've got a different type of power play, but the 5-on-3, he's the designated guy to be in front of the net because he's good at it. So that's an area he excels in, and he did a great job." Eriksson finished the regular season with 17 points in his last 22 games. He has an assist and four shots in two playoff contests.

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Loui Eriksson scored a goal and an assist in the Boston Bruins' 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

While Eriksson's offensive numbers pale in comparison to Tyler Seguin's this season, he could still be a great fit for Boston, especially in the tight playoffs. He's been showing flourishes of being a true offensive threat, too, with seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last five games.

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Loui Eriksson, still available in 33% of Yahoo leagues, appears to be a strong pickup to close out fantasy championship weekend.

Eriksson has a goal and four assists over the past seven days, and the Bruins play on both Saturday and Sunday to cap off their season. The dynamic center has fallen a bit off the fantasy radar this season due to injuries and just 35 points through 59 games, but is a good bet to contribute against two non-playoff teams on the horizon.

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Loui Eriksson tallied the game-winning goal in Monday's 4-1 victory over Minnesota.

It was his first marker in his past six games. Eriksson has generated two goals and four assists in his last eight outings to give him 26 points in 47 matches this campaign.

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Loui Eriksson scored a goal for Boston in Thursday's 3-0 win over Washington.

The goal was the seventh of the campaign for Eriksson, who has missed Boston's last game with a heel infection. Brad Marchand and Gregory Campbell also found the back of the net for the Bruins in the victory.

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Loui Eriksson will return to Boston's lineup on Thursday night.

He missed Tuesday's game with a heel infection from a cut that he sustained while playing for Sweden at the Winter Olympics. "I got a cut in Russia, when I actually went into the cold tub," Eriksson said. "I got a cut on my heel. So it started to get infected here the last couple of days. I'm on antibiotics right now, so I think it will be healing pretty good." He has 22 points in 40 games this season.

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Loui Eriksson will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday due to a "minor issue."

Eriksson is still expected to play on Thursday. With the trade deadline on Wednesday, you have to wonder if the "minor issue" is more of an excuse to keep him out of the lineup ahead of a potential deal.

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Boston coach Claude Julien thinks that Loui Eriksson can build off his strong play from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

"Loui was one of (Sweden's) best players," Julien said. "He played on the top line. He did a great job. When we left here, I had really enjoyed Loui's progression from his last injury. And going to Sochi and watching him play with his team, he was even better there. So I'm looking forward to seeing him back in our lineup, and if he picks up where he left off over there, I think we're going to get a pretty good idea of what he's capable of bringing." Eriksson's first season in Boston has been derailed by concussions, but he is worth watching down the stretch. He has six goals and 20 points in 37 outings.

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Loui Eriksson generated a goal and an assist in Sweden's 5-0 win over Slovenia on Wednesday.

The win puts Sweden into the semifinals of the Olympics Games, where they will play Finland on Friday. The points were Eriksson's first of the tournament.

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Loui Eriksson is slated to begin the Olympics on Sweden's top line alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Daniel Sedin.

There's a debate to be had about whether this actually represents the top forward trio for the Swedes since the group of Henrik Zetterberg, Gabriel Landeskog and Alexander Steen could certainly be the best combo. Gustav Nyquist, Patrick Berglund and Daniel Alfredsson will form a solid third unit while Carl Hagelin, Marcus Kruger and Jimmie Ericsson will round out the forwards.