The Boston Bruins have officially placed left wing Loui Eriksson on the injured reserve following his second concussion in five weeks. Because of this move,the team has also called up forward Nick Johnson from the AHL team in Providence.
Eriksson suffered his second concussion in a five-week span during the first shift of Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden. He exited the game after he was on the receiving end of a major check by the Penguins’ Brooks Orpik only seconds after the opening faceoff.
Eriksson had trouble getting to his feet, but made it to the bench before he was taken to the locker room. There was no penalty on the play.
It was announced a few minutes after Eriksson left the ice that he would not return.
Eriksson missed five games earlier in the season with a concussion suffered on a hit by the Buffalo Sabres’ John Scott.
It’s a good move for the Bruins, as they wouldn’t want to risk any further injuries to Eriksson.