Bruins F Loui Eriksson sustained concussion Saturday

Dec 7, 10:20 PM

The Boston Bruins have confirmed that forward Loui Eriksson sustained a concussion when he was hit by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in the first period of Saturday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Eriksson's concussion will be his second head-injury of the year. The Swedish-born winger sustained a concussion and missed a couple of weeks of action as a result of a cheap shot from Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott in late October.

There's no established timeline for Eriksson's return at the moment, but at the very least he won't travel with the team for Sunday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jan 11, 3:20 PM

Bruins F Eriksson expected to return Saturday vs. Sharks

Jan 11, 3:20 PM

Boston Bruin winger Loui Eriksson, who hasn't played in 15 games as a result of a concussion sustained on a hit by Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday when the Bruins visit the San Jose Sharks.

The Swedish international has missed 20 games this season as a result of two separate head injuries. 

Jan 9, 8:55 PM

Bruins making sure Eriksson is physically and mentally ready for return

Jan 9, 8:55 PM

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien is not ruling out a Saturday return for Loui Eriksson, but said the team is willing to wait in order to ensure that the forward is fully ready for game action.

"We need to make sure he's ready mentally, not just physically," said Julien, adding "[we] don't want [Loui] going in there hesitant about getting hit so he needs to be comfortable and we told him we'd give him that time."

The Bruins face the Sharks in San Jose on Saturday before heading home to play the Toronto Maple Leafs next Tuesday.

Jan 8, 6:50 PM

Loui Eriksson 'doubtful' for Thursday, should return from concussion soon

Jan 8, 6:50 PM

Loui Eriksson was cleared for contact on Wednesday, and appears close to returning to the Bruins lineup for the first time since suffering his second concussion of the season back on Dec. 7.

The Bruins will play the Kings in Los Angeles on Thursday before heading to San Jose for a game against the Sharks on Saturday.

In 24 games this season, Eriksson has scored five goals and added nine assists with 43 shots on goal.

Jan 8, 5:02 PM

Loui Eriksson cleared for contact one month after suffering concussion

Jan 8, 5:02 PM

As the Bruins gathered for practice Wednesday, winger Loui Eriksson was spotted wearing a gray third-line jersey, signalling that he has been cleared for contact.

Eriksson hasn't played since Dec. 7 after suffering his second concussion of the season in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Bruins are in the midst of a California road trip, and Eriksson remains day-to-day at this time.

Jan 1, 12:56 PM

Loui Eriksson 'a ways away' from returning to Bruins' lineup

Jan 1, 12:56 PM

Loui Eriksson took to the ice with his teammates on Wednesday, but head coach Claude Julien said his return to Boston's lineup is far from imminent.

Dec 30, 9:57 AM

Loui Eriksson skates for first time since second concussion of the season

Dec 30, 9:57 AM

Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson took to the ice Monday for the first time since suffering his second concussion of the season on Dec. 7. 

The 28-year old forward has appeared in only 24 games for the Bruins this season due to concussion, while it's an encouraging sign to see him back on the ice, the Bruins will most certainly not rush him back into the lineup.

Eriksson suffered his first concussion on Oct. 23 and was out of the lineup for almost two weeks.

Dec 10, 1:55 PM

Loui Eriksson placed on injured reserve with a concussion

Dec 10, 1:55 PM

The Boston Bruins have place Loui Eriksson on injured reserve with a concussion, as per the team's official website.

Eriksson suffered the concussion - his second this season - on a hit from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7.

In 24 games with the Bruins this season, Eriksson has scored five goals and added nine assists.

Dec 8, 6:02 PM

Bruins head coach Julien says that Orpik's hit on Eriksson wasn't legal

Dec 8, 6:02 PM

Addressing the media in Toronto on Sunday afternoon, Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien opined that the Brooks Orpik hit on Loui Eriksson early in the first period of Saturday night's savage game between the Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins was illegal:

Eriksson left the game shortly after being hit by a pinching Orpik, and sustained a concussion on the sequence.

There was no penalty assessed to Brooks Orpik on the play, and the Penguins defenseman does not appear to be facing any further supplementary discipline from the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

Dec 8, 5:49 PM

Bruins F Patrice Bergeron says injured teammate Eriksson isn't feeling too well

Dec 8, 5:49 PM

Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson, who was concussed early in the first period of Saturday night's game following a hard body-check thrown by Penguins defender Brooks Orpik, isn't feeling in tip-top shape on Sunday morning. 

This unsurprising update comes directly from teammate Patrice Bergeron, who addressed the media ahead of Sunday night's game between the Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs:

Bergeron added that he's hopeful that Eriksson can return to action soon.

Dec 7, 9:04 PM

VIDEO: Penguins D Brooks Oprik throws hit, injures Bruins F Loui Eriksson

Dec 7, 9:04 PM
Dec 7, 7:31 PM

Bruins F Loui Eriksson will not return Saturday against Penguins

Dec 7, 7:31 PM

Bruins forward Loui Eriksson left Saturday night's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins after taking a big hit from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. According to Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Gazette, Eriksson will not be returning to Saturday night's contest:

Dec 7, 7:19 PM

Bruins F Eriksson leaves game following hit from Penguins D Orpik

Dec 7, 7:19 PM

Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson was tagged with a massive hit by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik early in the first period of Saturday night's rematch of the 2013 Eastern Conference Final.

Eriksson had received a pass and was looking to blow the zone when he was hit by a heavy check from the pinching Penguins defender. As a direct result of the hit Eriksson has left the bench.