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New York Daily News

Didi Gregorius played his first extended spring game post Tommy John surgery

BALTIMORE — Didi Gregorius took a big step Monday. The shortstop who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery played in his first game in Tampa. He played five innings in the field and had five at-bats in an extended spring training game at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “He got a lot of at-bats,...

The Hockey Writers

Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Miller, Marner, Kapanen, Gardiner, Kadri

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs have not played in almost a month (their last game was Apr. 23), injuries are impacting the team: Travis Dermott is recovering from a separated shoulder; Zach Hyman has a torn ACL; and, John Tavares came home from the World Championships with an oblique injury. In light of all the […] The post Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Miller, Marner, Kapanen, Gardiner, Kadri appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

An ode to the Replacement players

A quick shoutout to the guys who came in on short notice to help the Bruins ice a complete roster, and what a list of guys it is. If you told your December self that you’d be watching hockey in May, I’m pretty sure they’d either be excited, or they’d gesture to the Bruins roster at the time and say “How, moron?” This season was a roller-coaster for a lot of reasons, but cheif among them was the injury bug being more like a recurring injury guest star that everyone waited with bated breath to see pop up once again to see it’s ugly face over and over again, clapping and...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Sharks dealing with key injuries heading into Game 6

The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed.

NESN.com

Zdeno Chara Injury: Banged-Up Bruins Defenseman Returns To Practice

There’s still a week to go until the puck drops in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but at... Read More »

For Blues, they're treating Game 6 as just another game

They appreciate how much is on the line, but they say they're not looking back and not looking forward either; no injury updates from San Jose

Sportsnet.ca

Are we writing off the San Jose Sharks too early?

Hockey Central at Noon discussion on whether we can or should actually count the injury-riddled San Jose Sharks out just yet? The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Pension Plan Puppets

Back to Excited Episode 63: Why We’re Optimistic

Discussing reasons why Leafs fans should be happy Welcome back to another episode of Back to Excited. Today, we discuss: [2:42] Fulemin rants about how people react to ‘playoff injuries’ [14:53] Our trust in Kyle Dubas [31:23] The Leafs are very young and very good [36:43] We defend Mike Babcock against some of the criticism he has received [51:55] William Nylander ripping up the World Championships (he got another assist as I wrote this) [57:32] Rasmus Sandin blowing away our expectations [1:02:50] Mitch Marner is going to get overpaid, but he’s also an amazing player that is a joy...

NESN.com

Zdeno Chara Gives Injury Update One Week Before Bruins’ Stanley Cup Opener

All signs point toward Zdeno Chara being ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Chara returned to practice... Read More »

Sportsnet.ca

Chara practices with Bruins, on track to play Game 1 of Final

Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston’s Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Mercury News

Photos: San Jose Sharks plagued by injuries in 5-0 Game 5 shutout by St. Louis Blues

The Sharks lost four players to apparent injuries during Game 5: defenseman Erik Karlsson, forwards Tomas Hertl and Joonas Donskoi, and captain Joe Pavelski.

Sportsnet.ca

Bruins’ Chara skates after missing Game 4 of Conference Final with injury

Three days after he had to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final because of an undisclosed injury, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara skated before practice on Sunday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Mercury News

Sharks decimated by injuries in disastrous Game 5

The Blues' bruising play is taking its toll on the Sharks as the Western Conference final progresses.

Sportsnet.ca

Peter DeBoer says injuries to key players cost Sharks Game 5

San Jose Sharks head coach Peter Deboer spoke to media about their Game 5 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Eyes On The Prize

Daniel Audette had an up-and-down performance in a contract year

We saw some magical displays of his offensive skills, but also a few disappearing acts. The 2018-19 AHL season wasn’t particularly kind to Daniel Audette. From the outset, he wasn’t producing as much as was expected of him in his third year in the pros. A big leap forward was needed in the last year of his contract, to prove that he was worth keeping around for the organization. His place in the lineup changed from third to first-line centre, with stops at first-line wing and a drop to the bottom trio. Audette was basically all over the place as the call-ups and injuries came, and his...

CBC News

Chara returns as Bruins continue to await Stanley Cup opponent

Three days after he had to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final because of an undisclosed injury, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara skated before practice on Sunday.

Last Word on Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries Piling Up

They haven't played in weeks but Toronto Maple Leafs injuries are still piling up. Enough so that they'll have to plan this off-season around more than Mitch Marner's contract. They'll have to plan around being short-handed, possibly until American Thanksgiving. Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries It started before the playoffs even began. Jake Gardiner missed time with a back injury. Then Travis Dermott was out with a separated shoulder. They were both back in time for the Maple Leafs' first-round series against the Boston Bruins, but they weren't the same players. It turns out Zack Hyman was...

NESN.com

Bruins Injuries: Good News On Zdeno Chara, Bad News On Chris Wagner, Kevan Miller

Extended rest apparently won’t be enough to get Chris Wagner and Kevan Miller onto the ice for the Stanley Cup... Read More »

SportsDay

How Ben Bishop has a chance to bring the Stars their first Vezina Trophy even with a low number of games played

A month from Sunday, Stars goaltender Ben Bishop could make history by winning the franchise's first Vezina Trophy, and could do it with a remarkably low number of games played.This season, Bishop appeared in 46 games for the Stars -- a number limited by four separate injuries to the 32-year-old goalie and the stellar play of backup Anton Khudobin -- the second-lowest total since he became an NHL regular in 2013-14.Bishop led the league in save percentage and goals against average (among goalies with at least 35 games played), making him one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy despite...

New York Daily News

Masahiro Tanaka pitches six shutout innings, leaves game with possible injury

Masahiro Tanaka pitched beautifully Saturday. The Yankees right-hander even made a near perfect, run-saving kick-save on a Yandy Diaz’s ground ball back up the middle to do a little bit of everything for the Bombers. But that was it for Tanaka. After taking the hard-hit ground ball off his right...

New York Daily News

Giants’ Nate Solder undergoes surgery, out until training camp

Giants left tackle Nate Solder is expected to be sidelined until training camp after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Thursday for bone spurs, a source confirmed Friday. The surgery is not considered major, but it will keep him off the field for OTAs and mandatory minicamp in early...

Anaheim Calling

PODCAST: Kesler Injury News, Gulls Series Recap, Ducks Roster Predictions

On this episode (recorded Wednesday, May 15th), Felix and Jake discuss a range of topics including: Ryan Kesler receiving hip resurfacing surgery. Potential roster moves stemming from the Kesler news. A recap of the San Diego Gulls playoff run, including notes on Max Comtois and Sam Steel. An early look at players the Ducks may draft with the 9th overall pick. And much more! If you’ve been enjoying the show, subscribe and like on YouTube, or subscribe/leave a review on Apple Podcasts. For a live stream of the podcast, follow us at http://twitch.tv/acpod To support the show, become a...

Sportsnet.ca

Analyzing Erik Karlsson: Is the UFA-to-be in decline?

Erik Karlsson’s goal totals have fallen off the past couple of years and at the start of this season a lot of attention was paid to his slow start. Injuries have been a concern and that has led to questions about his effectiveness when he has to pivot. So is the superstar defender in decline? Andrew Berkshire takes a closer look. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

New York Daily News

‘Step Up Revolution’ director Scott Speer charged with felony arson and domestic violence

“Step Up Revolution” director Scott Speer has been charged with felony arson and domestic violence in Los Angeles after he allegedly torched a broom and attacked his Playboy model wife last month. Speer, 36, was due for arraignment Friday on five charges including the arson count, corporal injury...

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Zdeno Chara Scratched for Game 4

How serious is the injury? Zdeno Chara did not take the ice for pre-game warmups prior to game four of the Eastern Conference Finals. He did not practice yesterday, but it was presumed at the time that it was just a maintenance day. Word is Chara scratch is more precautionary than serious— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) May 16, 2019 The Bruins list Chara as day-to-day. John Moore will enter the lineup in Chara’s absence. The new defensive lines for the black and gold are as follows: Grzelcyk - McAvoy Krug - Carlo Moore - Clifton Hopefully Chara will heal in time for the Bruins next...

New York Daily News

Wrestling icon (Nature Boy) Ric Flair in Atlanta hospital

Ric Flair, the blond-maned wrestler known for his braggadocio as much as his WrestleMania feats, was taken to an Atlanta hospital. The 70-year grappler, affectionately called “Nature Boy,” was admitted Thursday, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Despite early reports that Flair was being...

Causeway Crowd

Boston Bruins: Chris Wagner’s injury opens fourth line options

With Chris Wagner getting injured, the Boston Bruins will need to re-shuffle their fourth line trio ever so slightly ahead of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes. Chris Wagner went down injured during the Boston Bruins’ 2-1 victory in Game 3; the injury occurring as he laid it on the […] Boston Bruins: Chris Wagner’s injury opens fourth line options - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

Zdeno Chara Injury: Bruins Defenseman Out For Game 4 Vs. Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins are looking to eliminate the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, but they’ll have to do it without their... Read More »

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.