BOSTON (CBS) – Forward Louis Eriksson will be back in the Boston Bruins lineup on Tuesday night, head coach Claude Julien said shortly after the team’s morning skate.
Eriksson was back on the ice Tuesday morning taking part in line rushes next to linemates Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, the fifth straight day he’s taken the ice since being sidelined with a concussion he suffered on October 23.
The forward sounded upbeat on Monday when talking about a potential return on Tuesday, and said there was some added incentive with his former team coming to town.
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“You always want to play in games and, especially, [Tuesday]. It’s going to be a big game for me,” said Eriksson, who was acquired by Boston in an off-season trade with Dallas for forwards Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley.
Eriksson has two goals and one assist in eight games this season, and was starting to look more comfortable on the Boston second line before Buffalo’s John Scott hit him with a high elbow. Eriksson said it “wasn’t the prettiest hit,” and he doesn’t remember a few minutes after the hit. He experienced some fogginess in the days that followed, but those symptoms did not take long to go away.
The forward should provide a boost on both the offensive and defensive side for the Bruins, who have lost three of their last four games.
Julien also said injured defenseman Johnny Boychuk will “more than likley” be in the lineup against the Stars.
Tune in to Tuesday’s Bruins-Stars matchup on 98.5 The Sports Hub — the official home of the Boston Bruins. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30p.m. with Dave Goucher and Bob Beers!
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