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Loui Eriksson, Adam McQuaid absent from Bruins practice

WILMINGTON — Loui Eriksson and Adam McQuaid were the only Bruins not on the ice for Wednesday’s practice.

Eriksson missed Tuesday’s game with a “minor issue,” according to Claude Julien [1], and is expected to be back in the lineup Thursday against the Capitals. Though his absence has led to speculation with the trade deadline coming at 3 p.m. Wednesday, a Bruins source said Tuesday that Eriksson’s absence has nothing to do with a potential trade.

Eriksson was at the practice, however, with Julien saying that he will skate and play Thursday.

Furthermore, Bruins forward Jordan Caron revealed — perhaps accidentally — after Tuesday’s game that Eriksson’s absence was due to a “little incident,” which would be consistent with him having a minor issue.

“I think Loui had a little incident there, so he couldn’€™t go tonight,” Caron said.

The team has yet to make a decision on what they will do with McQuaid, who has been out since Jan. 19 with a lower-body injury. The B’s are deciding whether to shut him down for the time being or have him proceed with his rehab.

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