Bruins president Cam Neely relayed that the team is in ongoing negotiations with Eriksson on a possible contract extension, NESN.com reports. Eriksson is slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 if the Bruins can't re-sign him, but there appears to be a degree of mutual interest in a deal to keep the veteran winger in Boston. "We'd like to try and sign him, as we've said, but it certainly has to make sense for both sides," Neely noted Wednesday. "For Loui's position, you don't get too many kicks at the can where you're unrestricted, and I think it's really a matter of if he feels like we've offered him something he can't turn down, then he'd take it. If not, then he's going to see what's out there."
Eriksson finished up the 2015-16 season with 30 goals and 63 points to go along with a plus-13 rating in 82 games. Eriksson, who turns 31 in July, will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he's well set up for a big payday following a strong campaign in which he did not miss a single game. While a return to Boston hasn't been ruled out, such an outcome seems unlikely, given Eriksson's age and the likelihood that the Bruins will engage in some level of rebuilding this offseason after not qualifying for the postseason for the second year in a row.
Eriksson came up with a goal and an assist Thursday night in a clutch 5-2 win over the Red Wings. Eriksson will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and many thought he'd be shopped ahead of the Feb. 29 trade deadline. But the B's have to be thrilled that he stayed put. In 17 games since deadline day, Eriksson has dialed in six goals and seven assists, including four points on the man advantage. He's especially hot lately, having picked up at least one goal or helper in six of the past seven contests. Hopefully you've used him well in fantasy circles.
Eriksson tallied his 29th goal of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to Carolina. The 30-year-old had a very productive game for his fantasy owners, firing three shots on goal and picking up four PIM in 23:38 of ice time. Eriksson has been rolling lately, recording points in three straight games and five points over the last five games. With Boston still fighting to land in the postseason, expect Eriksson to continue to step up his game as the regular season winds down.
Eriksson assisted on a third-period Patrice Bergeron goal during Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Blackhawks. That's now three points in the last two games and six points in the last six. The veteran winger has continued to roll this season, putting up a total of 60 points -- his highest total since racking up 71 in the 2011-12 season. Nothing he does is flashy, but fantasy owners can't complain from the production he has put up.
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