Bruins Practice Report: Loui Eriksson Returns, Milan Lucic Misses With Flu

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson returned to practice Tuesday after missing Monday’s session.

He left Saturday night’s 3-1 win over the Kings after a hard hit along the boards by L.A. defenseman Robyn Regehr late in the third period. Given his struggles with two concussions last season, there was a bit of concern involving Eriksson, but he said his condition has improved over the last few days.

“I got treatments on (my neck) yesterday,” Eriksson said. “I felt better when I woke up. I felt good on the ice today. I didn’t feel any headaches at all.”

B’s center Chris Kelly and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg also returned after not practicing Monday.

Milan Lucic was the only Bruins player not at practice because he’s battling the flu, per head coach Claude Julien. Julien also noted that Lucic “should be OK” for Wednesday night’s game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Lucic won’t travel with the team to New York on Tuesday, but it’s possible he could join the team Wednesday.

Jordan Caron skated in Lucic’s spot on the first line alongside David Krejci and Reilly Smith.

Malcolm Subban has remained with the team and was one of two goaltenders on the ice Tuesday, along with the NHL’s No. 3 star for January, Tuukka Rask.

Here are the lines and pairings used in practice:

Jordan Caron-David Krejci-Reilly Smith
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Chris Kelly-Carl Soderberg-David Pastrnak
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Craig Cunningham

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

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