Loui Eriksson diagnosed with concussion, out indefinitely

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

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Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson was on the receiving end of a vicious hit to the head from Sabres enforcer John Scott on Wednesday, leaving the game and not returning.

After the game the Bruins didn't have an update to give on Eriksson, who stayed the night in Buffalo. On Thursday, GM Peter Chiarelli had an update on Eriksson's status, given through the following statement on the team's website.

"Loui traveled back to Boston from Buffalo by plane today [October 24] with a member of the Bruins medical staff. After an examination by team doctors in Boston, he has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be out indefinitely. The team will provide a further update on Loui's status when appropriate."

The diagnosis is no surprise, a concussion was the clear diagnosis after taking a hit square to his head and Eriksson requiring assistance to leave the ice, but it is good to know there was nothing else Eriksson was diagnosed with.

A bigger question, though, is how bad this concussion will affect Eriksson. Every person has a different reaction to concussions as we've seen over the years and the hope from everybody here is that Eriksson will be able to rebound in no time flat and be good to go.

That holds true especially for Scott himself, who wanted to apologize for the hit on Thursday and said he felt sick knowing what he did, albeit unintentionally.

Eriksson, acquired from Dallas in a trade for Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley this summer, has two goals and an assist in eight games this season.

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