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Bruins Winger Loui Eriksson Out Indefinitely with Concussion

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Boston Bruins winger Loui Eriksson is out indefinitely with a concussion, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Thursday.

Eriksson was injured in the Bruins' 5-2 win over Buffalo Wednesday when Sabres enforcer John Scott landed a blindsided hit to Eriksson's head. Eriksson had to be helped off the ice and did not return to the game. He was held overnight in a Buffalo hospital as a precaution.

"Loui traveled back to Boston from Buffalo by plane today (October 24) with a member of the Bruins medical staff," Chiarelli said in a statement. "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 NHL suspended Scott Thursday pending a disciplinary hearing for the hit.

Eriksson, who is in his first season with the Bruins, has two goals and an assist in eight games this season.

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