Boston 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 apparently is ready.
The Bruins announced Saturday night that Eriksson had been officially activated from injured reserve. Eriksson was placed on IR after suffering a concussion during a Dec. 7 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Boston winger was caught with a big check from Pittsburgh’s Brooks Oprik, leaving Eriksson with his second concussion of the season.
Eriksson scored five goals and added nine assists in 24 games before going on IR. He also was a plus-8 and 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 back to Providence. The big forward played in three games after being called up last weekend, notched his first career point Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks and scored his first career goal Thursday night in Los Angeles.