Loui Eriksson still dealing with concussion symptoms
|12.18.13 at 1:57 pm ET|
WILMINGTON — Bruins forward Loui Eriksson is still experiencing concussion symptoms, according to general manager Peter Chiarelli. Eriksson was at TD Garden Tuesday morning but doesn’t seem close to a return.
Given that it’s Eriksson’s second concussion of the season, the B’s aren’t in any position to rush him back, either.
“We’re careful with that,” Chiarelli said of Eriksson’s situation. “I talked to Loui a little bit yesterday. He’s coming along, but he’s still experiencing some symptoms. With that type of injury, you see slow improvement, and that’s what Loui’s going through, so I don’t know what the time period would be.”
Eriksson was concussed on a hit from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7 and has been out for the last five contests. He was previously concussed on a hit from Sabres forward John Scott on Oct. 23 and missed five games.
In 25 games this season, Eriksson has five goals and nine assists for 14 points.
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