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03/29/2012 - 10:26pm
McQuaid not feeling well after leaving game

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered a cut above his right eye on a from behind by Jason Chimera of the Capitals in the first period of Thursday night's game and did not return to the game.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game that McQuaid was "not feeling quite right" after the hit, but that he did not feel Chimera intended to injure the Bruins defenseman.  

With six minutes left in the first, McQuaid was face first against the boards with the puck behind Bruins goalie Tim Thomas when Chimera came in and leveled him in the upper shoulders, driving McQuaid's head into the top of the boards. He immediately fell to the ice and remained there for several minutes while Bruins trainers and medical staff tended to him. He eventually made it to his skates and slowly skated off the ice with assistance. 

McQuaid left holding his head, as he did momentarily during Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay. The team announced...

03/29/2012 - 9:44pm
Denied: B's can't clinch, fall to Caps

Brooks Laich beat Tim Thomas in the fourth round of the shootout with a backhander top shelf, lifting the Capitals to a 3-2 win over the Bruins Thursday night at TD Garden. The loss prevented the Bruins from clinching a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference but allowed the Bruins to move six points ahead of idle Ottawa for first place in the Northeast Division and the No. 2 seed in the conference.  

Goals by David Krejci and Andrew Ference in a two minute span erased a 2-0 deficit and forced overtime. With 3:10 left, Zdeno Chara ripped off a shot from the high slot that Krejci redirected past Michal Neuvirth to give the Bruins hope. Then with 1:15 remaining, Andrew Ference fired a shot from between the circles that Neuvirth missed, allowing the Bruins to salvage a point. 

The Bruins seemed destined for a loss when their former defenseman Dennis Wideman ripped off a wrist shot from the right side of the slot with 12 minutes left in...

03/29/2012 - 5:04pm
Ainge: No rush to get Pietrus back

Appearing as guest on The Big Show, Celtics president Danny Ainge said that Mickael Pietrus is improving, but still not ready to undergo baseline testing as outlined by the NBA in their new concussion program.

"He still has concussion symptoms and until he's asymptomatic, no headaches and no sensitivity to light, we won't even be able to test him," Ainge said. "The league has implemented new procedures once he becomes asymptotic and he's not there yet, although he is improving each day."

Asked if he thought there was a chance that Pietrus doesn't return this season, Ainge said, "We're not thinking that way at all. There's not a whole lot we can do. If we find that information out we'll have to react and go get someone out of the D-League or something. Right now, I don't see how that would happen. He is getting better each day.

"I anticipate within the week that he'll start getting tested and get back to...

03/29/2012 - 4:31pm
Aceves: Starting would be 'like a dream'

 FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alfredo Aceves called the potential opportunity to become a starter as "a dream," and reiterated how good he feels after his latest spring training start. Aceves' comments came after the pitcher threw six innings against the Blue Jays at JetBlue Park Thursday, allowing tow runs on three hits while totaling 87 pitches.

The Red Sox lost the matchup with the Blue Jays, 3-2.

"It's like a dream, to start," Aceves said. "Being the first pitcher in (a) major league baseball (game). That's a dream. Obviously it's a dream. Of course it's something every single pitcher tries to be, be the first pithier in the major leagues. The best. I'm not coming to play without reason."

Aceves, who said he was happier with his fastball command than in his last appearance (3IP, 9 runs), insisted that while his preference continues to be entering the season as a starter, he won't be disappointed if his role is...

03/29/2012 - 4:05pm
KG: 'I don't know what I'm going to do'

Celtics' center Kevin Garnett joined Mut & Merloni on Thursday and addressed his move to the position, as well as what his future holds for him as an unrestricted free agent. Garnett acknowledged that he doesn't like playing the five and likened coach Doc Rivers' system to Cuba, joking, "You don't really have a lot of say."

Still, Garnett added that he would, "Run through a brick wall for Doc." Asked whether playing for Rivers would factor into his free agent decision-making, Garnett said:

"I love Doc. If I was to come back next year it would be probably for Doc. I don't want to limit my options or nothing like that. I don't know what I'm going to do next year. I know our team is changing. I know a lot of the guys when I came here are not even here anymore. That sense of family has been depleted a bit. I will make my decision, and figure out what I'm going to do.

"I never wanted to be pieced around, or...

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