Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed following the trade deadline that forward Loui Eriksson‘s absence from the ice the last two days had nothing to do with trade talks, but rather a minor ailment. Chiarelli revealed that ailment to be a heel infection.
“Very minor heel injury,” Chiarelli said. “A little infection in the heel that got aggravated when he put his heel in the boot.
“So no, we weren’t trading him,” Chiarelli added with an expression that was half grinning and half annoyed. “‘¦ He should be fine for tomorrow.”
Eriksson missed Tuesday’s game due to the infection. Claude Julien  had said earlier Wednesday that Eriksson was expected to be on the ice for Thursday’s morning skate and play in Thursday night’s game against the Capitals.
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