Both Loui Eriksson and Johnny Boychuk were on the ice for Monday’s practice, with Eriksson participating fully and taking contact for the first time since suffering a concussion last month against the Sabres. Claude Julien also tweaked his lines a bit, moving Reilly Smith down to the third line and having Jordan Caron as the extra forward on Patrice Bergeron‘s line. Lucic – Krejci – Iginla Marchand/Caron – Bergeron – Eriksson Soderberg – Kelly – Smith Paille – Campbell – Thornton After practice, Eriksson said that he hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday against his former team. “The head is getting better and I’m feeling pretty good right now,” he said. “We’ll see about tomorrow. I still have some testing to do, but I’m feeling much better than when I got hit.” It was just last Monday that Julien had said that Eriksson was “at least” a week away from skating, but he’s zipped through the stages of protocol and could potentially play Tuesday.
Loui Eriksson takes contact, could return Tuesday vs Stars
WEEI Boston | Nov 4