Loui Eriksson LW BOS 2 Months

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.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 2 Months

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.

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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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 3 Months

Coach Claude Julien indicated Friday that Eriksson (right hand) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Flyers, csnne.com's Joe Haggerty reports.

The report relays via Julien that Eriksson is doing better than he was on Thursday, when he sat out the Bruins' win over New Jersey, but at this stage the winger should be considered day-to-day.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 3 Months

Eriksson (hand/wrist) was spotted on the ice Friday morning, but he appeared to be shooting "rather gingerly", Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

A long-term absence isn't expected, but Eriksson is no sure thing to play in Saturday's game against the Flyers. He missed Thursday's contest against the Devils, after taking an uncalled slash Wednesday night.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 3 Months

Eriksson (hand/wrist) will not play in Thursday's game against the Devils, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

Erikson was slashed during the second period of Wednesday's game against the Penguins, and he later left the contest in the third period. According to Benjamin, Bruins coach Claude Julien does not believe that the injury will result in a long-term absence. Boston's next game is scheduled for Saturday in Philadelphia.

Loui Eriksson LW BOS 3 Months

Eriksson left Wednesday's game in the third period after being slashed in the hand/wrist area in the second period, CSN New England reports.

Eriksson continued playing after suffering the injury but was eventually forced from the game after recording 11:56 TOI. The extent of his injury is uncertain, but it puts his availability for Boston's next game Thursday in question.