Loui Eriksson had a disappointing start to his season before he got a concussion. Let's make that clear.
He was brought in from the Dallas Stars to replace Tyler Seguin. Through his first eight games, Eriksson had three points (two goals, one assist). Seguin had 10 points in his first eight games, including a four-point game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Those aren't numbers you want to look at if you're Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. You don't want a blockbuster trade of a young star to backfire on you.
But the storm that appeared to be brewing is clearing. The sky over Boston is turning a shade of blue and the clouds are fading.
Eriksson, since returning from injury, has three points in as many games. He's turning things around. That's quite amazing coming off of a serious head injury.
If Eriksson can stay healthy and keep producing, the trade will be viewed favorably. But after his sluggish start, there was worry. He is a better player than three points in eight games. Recently, he's played like it.