Sabres forward John Scott has been suspended seven games for his illegal check to the head of Bruins forward Loui Eriksson last Wednesday, the Department of Player Safety announced Thursday.

Scott had already served three games prior to his in-person hearing Thursday, so he will miss the Sabres’ next four games and be eligible to return Nov. 8 against the Ducks. He will forfeit $26,923.05 of salary over the course of his suspension. This is the first time the 6-foot-8 Scott has received supplemental discipline for a hit.

The Bruins recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence Thursday. The 21-year-old will be available for Thursday night’s game against the Ducks.

Spooner has two goals and five assists for seven points in eight games for Providence this season. The 2010 second-round pick was one of the team’s final cuts in training camp, but he could find his way into the NHL lineup with Carl Soderberg struggling.

 

On June 15, 2011, Josh Beckett threw a one-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays.



The Bruins didn’t win the World Series or beat the Penguins Wednesday, as they suffered a 3-2 loss at Consol Energy Center. The loss was the second straight for the Bruins, who are now 7-4-0 on the season.

Last season, the Bruins tried to upgrade Nathan Horton’s position with Jarome Iginla. It didn’t happen. 



WILMINGTON — Loui Eriksson wasn’t on the ice Monday and won’t be for the time being, but he was at Ristuccia Arena to see his teammates.

Eriksson, who is dealing with a concussion suffered last Wednesday on an elbow to the head from John Scott, isn’t expected to be back on the ice for at least another week, Claude Julien said. Given the uncertainty that surround concussions, it could be longer.

It’s way too early in the season to know how good a team the 2013-14 Bruins are, but the guess here is that after 10 games, they’re just scratching the surface of what they can be.



It wasn’t quite as painful as the last time it happened, but the Bruins gave up two quick goals with less than a minute and a half to play, blowing a lead and losing, 4-3, to the Devils Saturday at TD Garden.

Patrice Bergeron’s line is looking different these days than the Bruins had planned, so it sure is a good thing that David Krejci’s line appears to have things under control. 



David Krejci tipped an Adam McQuaid shot past Antti Niemi with eight tenths of a second left in regulation to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the Sharks Thursday night. Also scoring for the Bruins was Jarome Iginla, who registered his first goal as a Bruin.