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Claude Julien perplexed by non-call on high stick to Loui Eriksson

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ST. LOUIS — Loui Eriksson can’t seem to win.

The forward has already suffered two concussion this season, coming in 45 days and costing him 21 games, and on Thursday against the Blues, he suffered a high stick to the mouth that might have cost him some teeth and certainly earned him some stitches.

The injury came on a play that seemed – to the Bruins – to have negated a Blues goal. Instead, the goal counted and there was no penalty.

“The linesman saw it,” coach Claude Julien said. “The rule is the linesman can call it if it’s a high stick and there’s blood. We thought it was going to get called because he had told us he’d seen it, but that whistle had to be blown right away and it wasn’t. Obviously they can’t take it back.

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