Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson will be
out indefinitely after suffering a concussion.
"Loui traveled back to Boston from Buffalo by plane today with a member of the
Bruins medical staff," said Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli in a Thursday statement.
"After an examination by team doctors in Boston, he has been diagnosed with a
concussion and will be out indefinitely. The team will provide a further
update on Loui's status when appropriate."
Eriksson left Wednesday's 5-2 victory against the Buffalo Sabres after taking
a vicious hit to the head from Buffalo enforcer John Scott.
In the third period, Eriksson was skating through the neutral zone and had
just passed the puck when Scott laid a vicious hit to Eriksson's head. The
former Dallas Star needed assistance to get off the ice and was taken to
a local hospital. He stayed in Buffalo overnight for observation.
Scott was given a major penalty for charging along with a match penalty
and another major for fighting Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid after the hit.
The 6-foot-8 forward now faces a suspension of at least five games following
an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety.
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