The Bruins announced Saturday that they have signed defenseman Shane Hnidy to a one-year contract. Hnidy, who is still recovering from a shoulder injury suffered with the Coyotes in training camp, had been practicing with the team on a tryout basis since Wednesday.
Hnidy played parts of two seasons in Boston previously, skating in 108 regular season and 14 playoff games over the 2007-08 and 2008-09 campaigns. The B's traded a sixth-round pick and Brandon Bochenski to the Ducks for Hnidy during the 2007-08 season.
The Bruins also announced that they have signed forward Kirk MacDonald to an NHL contract. MacDonald has 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points in 60 games for Providence this season.
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One of the lingering concerns with former Celtics center Kendrick Perkins was the health of his knees. He had anterior cruiciate ligament surgery on his right knee last summer and recently suffered a strained MCL in his left knee. Before the trade that sent him to Oklahoma City, the Celtics said he would miss the rest of their West Coast trip, but didn't offer any concrete timetable for his return.
Some of that mystery is now solved after Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Perkins will be out 2-3 weeks. Celtics president Danny Ainge told WEEI that he expected Shaquille O'Neal would return to the court before Perkins did. Shaq has been out with an Achilles injury.
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Celtics center Jermaine O'Neal took to Twitter to announce that he will not only be back for the playoffs, but that he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season. O'Neal has been mostly out of sight since undergoing a surgical procedure on his left knee in early February. The original timetable for his return was 6-8 weeks, which would have him back by late March or early April. O'Neal was spotted at the team's practice facility before the All-Star break in workout clothes and without a brace, but has not talked to the press since his surgery.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox opened their exhibition season with a solid 6-0 victory over Boston College. Kevin Youkilis slammed a three-run homer and made a diving play at third base in the first inning. His offense proved more than enough for the Sox, who held BC hitless through the first 6 1/3 innings before Eagles catcher Jim Laufer singled in the seventh (and final) inning.
Six Sox pitchers took to the mound. Starter Stolmy Pimentel -- an emerging Red Sox prospect who, had he attended college in the U.S., would have been in his junior season this year -- struck out a pair over two perfect innings. He was followed into the game by Michael Bowden, Jason Rice, Clevelan Santeliz, Matt Fox and Randy Williams.
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Led by Reggie Jackson's 25 points, Boston College shot 51.1 percent from the field to cruise to a 63-44 victory over the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. But it was BC's defense that stepped up in the second half. After taking a 31-28 lead into the intermission, the Eagles held the Cavs to just 16 points in the second half as Boston College improved its record in ACC play to 7-7 (17-11 overall).
Jackson was 10-of-16 from the floor, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range, for his 11th game of at least 20 points this year. Corey Raji added 17 points off the bench, shooting 7-of-10. Raji and Jackson's total of 42 points nearly matched the entire Cavaliers team (14-14, 5-9 in ACC), which managed just 44 points while being held to 32.7 percent from the floor.
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We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
A look back at Dennis and Callahan's 2015 trip to spring training. They visited with Larry Lucchino, Ben Cherington, Xander Bogaerts, John Farrell, Mookie Betts, Joe Kelly, Curt Schilling and Dustin Pedroia.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk are joined by Rob Bradford, Gordon Edes and Steve Buckley to forecast the 2015 campaign.
Pedroia joins the guys in Fort Myers to look at the upcoming season and his health entering the spring.
Brick joined the show to talk about the couple players that the B's added. He noted that the lack of subtractions means that the front office trusts the core group.
The Red Sox entire team wore the number 3 to honor Pete Frates. The HS team that was suspended for trying to bring awareness to breast cancer have been allowed to play. Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley are bad at karaoke, but not as bad as Joey and Christian.
With the Patriots focusing on CB Darrelle Revis, it's likely that the team will lose safety Devin McCourty or Brandon Browner. Or both.
We talk Boston Bruins with NESN's Jack Edwards, our first talk since the NHL trade deadline.
Jerry discusses the plus and minus' of the Patriots first (of many) Super Bowl DVD's
Dale and Michael briefly discuss the opening of the Marathon Bombing Trial, and how the 'Free Dhzokar' crowd will have to get a new hobby.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.
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