Bruins F Eriksson to remain in Buffalo overnight as precaution after levelled by hit

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson is staying behind in Buffalo for precautionary reasons after being blindsided by a check to the head by Sabres enforcer John Scott.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli provided the update a few hours after the Bruins 5-2 victory Wednesday night. Chiarelli said Eriksson was staying in Buffalo overnight and was expected to return to Boston on Thursday.

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Eriksson was dazed and had to be helped off the ice after being hurt 5:49 into the third period. Skating through the neutral zone, Eriksson had dumped the puck into the Sabres end. That’s when Scott skated in from Eriksson’s right and levelled him with a shoulder to the face.

Scott was ejected, and is expected to face a disciplinary hearing with the NHL.