Ericsson complained of abdominal pain after the morning skate and was taken to the Detroit Medical Center for testing. He was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and underwent successful surgery. The 25-year-old was replaced in the lineup by Derek Meech, who has appeared in only one game this postseason.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie