Loui Eriksson Out, But For How Long?

Dallas winger Loui Eriksson was knocked out of Tuesday nights game against the San Jose Sharks with an “upper body injury.”

Analysis: Loui Eriksson was hit in the head area by Shark defenseman Douglas Murray and it is now a question of if Loui Eriksson has a concussion or not. As of now the Stars are listing him as day to day, however, we all know how unpredictable concussion injuries can be if that is the case. The 25 year old Eriksson up until this point was having the best season of his career with 63 points in 69 games with a plus 14. Under no circumstances can you drop Eriksson until it is apparent he’ll be out for at least three weeks as the regular season ends in just over three weeks. Closely monitor the situation as to not lose any ground as you head into the last stretch of the fantasy hockey season.

Projection: If all goes well Loui Eriksson will be back within a week, however, if the situation develops and leaves you searching for a new winger you may want to consider the following options. Teammate Jamie Benn is still available in most leagues and he is absolutely lighting up the score sheet with goals in seven of his last eight games. Also, Vinny Prospal is finally starting to pick it up for the Rangers and he is available in the majority of fantasy leagues.

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