Some Banged Up Boston Bruins Get Back On The Ice


Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson (21). Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Not many of us are fans of Monday and we tend to hate Monday morning even more. Or if you are a psycho like me you take it as far as to hate Sunday night the most because it means Monday morning is coming next. Well, at least this Monday morning was a little different as we got some very good news involving our boys in Black and Gold.

Loui Eriksson, who has been out for quite some time after suffering his second concussion in less than a month, finally got back on the ice today albeit before the practice. Even if he was just skating in circles it’s a great sign, not just for the Bruins who could use the talented two-way forward, but also for Eriksson who is still adjusting to life in Boston while battling concussions. Only way to get over the hump is by playing and he can’t do that if his head isn’t right.

Eriksson wasn’t alone however, as he was joined by another Swede coming back from a concussion, forward Carl Soderberg. Soderberg has only been out a few days with his symptoms, so his return is slightly remarkable and is a credit to his toughness as well as the Bruins medical staff.

I must warn you though, while it’s obviously very encouraging to see both these guys back on the ice, it doesn’t mean they’ll be back in the lineup anytime soon and now I’ve saved the best news for last, defenseman Dougie Hamilton was also back on the ice today after suffering a lower body injury a few weeks ago. Hamilton was even a full participant in said practice.

The youngster had been playing well before his injury and with Dennis Seidenberg now done for the season, Dougie’s return can’t come soon enough. It would be nice to see him suit up for Tuesday night’s game versus the New York Islanders but the Bruins will take their time with Hamilton, as well as Soderberg and Eriksson.