Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/11/14
Bruins coach Claude Julien said all along that forward Loui Eriksson wouldn’t return to game action until he was completely ready, both physically and mentally. Eriksson is apparently ready. The Bruins announced Saturday night that Eriksson had been officially activated from injured reserve. Eriksson was placed on IR after suffering a concussion in Boston’s win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 7. The B’s winger was caught with a big check from Pittsburgh’s Brooks Oprik, which left Eriksson with his second concussion of the season. Eriksson had appeared in 24 games before going on injured reserve. He scored five goals and added nine assists in those games and was a plus-8. He averaged 16:32 of ice time per game. Boston went 9-6 in the 15 games Eriksson missed. The B’s also announced that they have sent winger Justin Florek, who had played three games after being called up last weekend, back to Providence. The big forward notched his first career point Tuesday against Anaheim and scored his first career goal Thursday in Los Angeles.  Filed under: Boston Bruins, Headlines, Mike Cole, Providence Bruins
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