Loui Eriksson

Loui Eriksson practices; Zac Rinaldo has hearing for hit, assigned to Providence

DJ Bean
February 29, 2016 - 6:06 am
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WILMINGTON -- With hours to go until the 3 p.m. trade deadline, Bruins forward Loui Eriksson participated in Monday's practice at Ristuccia Arena. The Bruins are still determining whether to trade Eriksson, make a last-ditch effort to sign him to a contract extension or potentially keep him past the deadline without a new contract inked. Both sides have indicated that the possibility of the B's keeping Eriksson unsigned is real, though the guess here is that it's a situation Boston would like to avoid. After sending him to Providence for a two-game conditioning loan, the B's brought Tyler Randell back up for Monday's practice. Zac Rinaldo, who remains on waivers until noon, did not practice and was the only absence. Should he go unclaimed, the Bruins can either keep him on their roster or send him to Providence. (Update: Rinaldo has been sent to Providence, according to the AHL transactions page.) The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Rinaldo would have a hearing for his illegal check to the head of Cedric Paquette in Sunday's loss to the Lightning. Rinaldo has not been suspended as a member of the Bruins, though he came to Boston this summer having been suspended a total of 14 games over the course of his Flyers career. Max Talbot, who cleared waivers Saturday, remains on the NHL roster and was on for the start of Monday's skate, though he left the ice just a few minutes into the practice.

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