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Erikson scored a goal, contributed an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's loss to Montreal.

This defeat certainly can't be laid at Eriksson's feet, but even with this effort, he hasn't bounced back much yet this year, with just three points in six contests. It's odd for a guy who's less than 30 years old and doesn't have much of a track record with injuries to decline as Eriksson has, but his fantasy owners are stuck with that reality.

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Eriksson netted his first goal of the season -- on the power play -- in Monday's loss to the Avalanche.

It was the first point of the season for Eriksson, who is currently skating on the third line with Carl Soderberg and Chris Kelly. Eriksson's fantasy value has gone down in Boston, where he is no longer playing on the top line and top power play unit -- as he did in Dallas. Through four games, Eriksson has managed just seven shots on goal, while averaging 16:32 of ice time.

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Eriksson saw 21:29 worth of ice time in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings.

Through the Bruins' first two games, Eriksson -- who has yet to record a point -- has been skating on a line with Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg, though it remains to be seen if the trio will remain intact once top center David Krejci returns to Bruins' forward mix.

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In advance of Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Eriksson was skating on a line with Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg, Joe Haggerty of csnne.com reports.

David Krejci's injury (which will cause him to miss at least three games) has caused the Bruins to shuffle up some of their lines, so the anticipated trio of Eriksson, Milan Lucic and Krejci is a potential combo that is on hold for now.

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Eriksson is projected to work on a line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci on Tuesday against the Islanders, the Bruins' official site reports.

With Lucic back in action, the Bruins' top line is taking shape, with Eriksson on track to fill the void created by the offseason departure of Jarome Iginla. While Eriksson is not the goal-scorer that Iginla is, he is a skilled two-way winger who should mesh well with Krejci and Lucic, with an uptick in production a likely outcome for the 29-year-old Swede. Eriksson notched 37 points in 61 games for the Bruins in 2013-14.

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Bruins coach Claude Julien suggested that Loui Eriksson will help fill the void left by Jarome Iginla.

That meshes with what Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said in June when Iginla walking as a free agent was still just a possibility. Eriksson had just 10 goals and 37 points in 61 games last season, but he also suffered two concussions. He'll have a prime opportunity to rebound if the Bruins give him a shot on their top line in 2014-15.

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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli envisions Loui Eriksson playing on the top line if he cannot re-sign Jarome Iginla.

No harm in figuring out the contingency plans now. Eriksson is an excellent two-way player who is plenty talented to play on the first line, despite scoring just 10 goals and recording 37 points in 61 games last season. "I have to hedge in case we don't sign Jarome," Chiarelli said. "I have no problem if we have to put Loui on that top line. He's played on top lines before and he's played with the Sedins in the Olympics, and he was terrific. He's better suited for an upper line. If that's what we have to do then we'll do it. I'm trying to be patient with this because I really feel at one point there's going to be a player that will fit, and want to come here." Eriksson has scored at least 26 goals in four seasons, and he's been a 70-plus-point player in three. He could bounce back in a big way next season.

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Loui Eriksson ended his three-game scoring drought on Saturday.

Eriksson had a goal and an assist to help the Bruins earn a 4-2 victory over Montreal in Game 5 of the second round. He had a rough, injury-filled 2013-14 campaign and has been a secondary scorer rather than an offensive leader in the playoffs with two goals and five points in 10 contests.

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Loui Eriksson scored a goal in the Bruins' 4-2 win against Detroit on Saturday.

It was Eriksson's first goal of the 2014 playoffs. At the age of 28, Eriksson has only participated in 27 career postseason games and has a total of 11 points.

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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.