Boston Bruins winger Loui Eriksson has been cleared for contact and should return to the lineup soon, but his status for Thursday’s game in Los Angeles against the Kings is doubtful. [tweet https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/421061565253558272 align=”center”] [tweet https://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/421062982391439360 align=”center”]
Eriksson has been recovering from his second concussion of the season, which he suffered Dec. 7 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. His first concussion occurred Oct. 23 against the Buffalo Sabres.
The 28-year-old forward, who on Sunday was named to Sweden’s men’s hockey roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, has missed 19 games because of injury. Eriksson has tallied 14 points (five goals, nine assists) with a plus-8 rating in 24 games for the Bruins.
Boston’s matchup against the Kings is the second of three California road games the team will play before returning to TD Garden on Tuesday to face the Toronto Maple Leafs.