Loui Eriksson LW BOS 4 Days

Eriksson finished with an assist and four shots of goal in Tuesday's loss to the Canucks.

The Bruins have been sputtering of late, but it's been through little fault of Eriksson, who has tallied two goals and an assist over his last four games. However, prior to this mini-heat wave, Eriksson had been scuffling, and has generally failed to meet the high expectations the team set for him after acquiring him in the summer of 2013. The former three-time 70-point scorer is on track to fall short of 50 points this season, despite missing only one game thus far.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 22 Days

Eriksson scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Islanders.

The guy sure has quick hands -- he fished the puck out of his feet in a scramble in front of the Isles' net and backhanded it under the goalie's left arm. He now has a point in each of his last two games (one goal, one assist) and 31 in 51. He used to be a perennial 70-point guy in Dallas, but is more a 50-point type in Boston. Measure his value accordingly.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 25 Days

Eriksson (neck) was on the ice for the Bruins' morning skate and appears set to play Wednesday against the Rangers, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

Eriksson was back at practice Tuesday and experienced no issues with his neck, so his appearance at Wednesday's morning skate is seemingly verification that he's fully healthy. He's set to skate on the Bruins' second line alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 26 Days

Eriksson (neck) returned to practice Tuesday.

Eriksson is merely dealing with neck stiffness, and he's still expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 27 Days

Eriksson is dealing with a stiff neck after getting his head slammed into the boards late in Saturday's contest, but is expected to play Wednesday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

Eriksson didn't participate in practice Monday, but coach Claude Julien expects him to participate Tuesday and to play in Wednesday's game against the Rangers. The 29-year-old had collected 29 points in 49 games this season, but should receive an update if something prevents him from a chance at adding to that total Wednesday.

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Eriksson scored a goal in 18:29 worth of ice time in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Rangers.

Eriksson had gone eight games without a goal, though he did record five assists in that span. Overall, Eriksson has notched 10 goals and 27 points in 44 games to go along with a plus-10 rating. With young David Pastrnak set to remain with the Bruins and the team generally healthy up front, the squad's line combos should remain fairly stable until the next injury, with Eriksson in line to work on the team's effective third line with Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 2 Months

Eriksson (hand) recorded an assist in 15:58 worth of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flyers.

Eriksson's hand injury thus ended up costing him just one game, with the winger returning Saturday to man right wing on the Bruins' third line, centered by Carl Soderberg.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 2 Months

Eriksson (hand) will return to the Boston lineup Saturday against the Flyers, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

Eriksson was cleared to play after taking part in line rushes during warmups. Both he and Reilly Smith skated at the right wing spot on the third line, so it's not immediately clear how things will shake out for Eriksson. It's possible he sees time with both the third line and as a member of a top trio that also includes Brad Marchand and David Krejci.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 2 Months

Eriksson (hand) will take part in pregame warmups prior to Saturday's game against the Flyers, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

It would certainly seem to bolster Eriksson's chances of playing Saturday, but the Bruins will likely check in with him after the session before deciding on his status for the contest. Eriksson had been playing exceedingly well prior to acquiring the injury, tallying four goals and six assists over his last 10 games.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 2 Months

Eriksson (hand) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Flyers.

While Eriksson's status for Saturday's contest is cloudy, that he is viewed as a game-time decision does appear to confirm the notion that the winger's hand injury is relatively minor and won't involve an extended absence.