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01/31/2011 - 4:05pm
Julien: Savard 'still has symptoms'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins center Marc Savard is still back home in Peterborough, Ontario, as he continues to be out with his second concussion in just over 10 months. Savard suffered a concussion on Jan. 22 after he was hit into the boards by Colorado defenseman Matt Hunwick. Coach Claude Julien, in saying there is no update on how the center feels, said Savard will return to Massachusetts in the coming days.

 

"He's going to be back [in Boston] tomorrow or the day after, I think, and he's going to be re-evaluated, but … he still has some symptoms," Julien said. "That hasn't totally disappeared, so we'll let the medical people deal with him when he gets back here. 

 

"Hopefully for his sake -- not for the team's sake, but more for his sake -- he gets better. I think it's important for the individual here, for a guy that's gone through that, that he is taking care of himself. I think this...

01/31/2011 - 3:39pm
Horton OK after leaving Bruins practice
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Nathan Horton left Monday's practice with what he called a "stinger" on his right knee. The 25-year old skated off with trainers, though there is no concern on his or the Bruins' part for his playing status. 

 

"He's fine," Claude Julien said following practice. "It was just a precaution. … By the time he was ready to come back, we were done [with practice]."

 

Horton is currently in a scoring slump that has seen him produce just one goal  over the last 20 games. So far, he has 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in his first season in Boston. 

 

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01/31/2011 - 3:18pm
Bay: 'Learned a lot' from '10 struggles

Outfielder Jason Bay, who suffered through one of the most difficult seasons of his career in 2010 after leaving the Red Sox as a free agent to sign a four-year, $66 million deal with the Mets, made no excuses for his rough first year in New York in an interview with ESPN.com. Bay was limited to a career-low 95 games after suffering a concussion last summer. Prior to that, however, he suffered one of the worst offensive seasons of his career, hitting .259 with a .347 OBP, .402 slugging mark, .749 OPS and just six homers.

 

Bay declined to blame either his new home ballpark -- CitiField in New York, a venue that has stifled offense in its three years -- or the transition to a major media market.

 

"I just had a bad year. I was the first to admit it as I was living it, and I'll be the first to...

01/31/2011 - 12:42pm
Bergeron named No. 1 Star of January
By: DJ Bean

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been named the NHL's First Star of the Month for the month of January. It his second "Star" honor, as he was previously named the No. 2 Star of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 16.

 

Bergeron had 17 points in 14 games ion January, which led the NHL. His eight goals in January were as many as he had over the first three months of the season, and he is now on pace for 26 goals. That total would be the second best of his career, behind the 31 he scored in the 2005-06 season. Bergeron had a plus-13 rating in the month and is tied for the lead among NHL forwards with a plus-21 this season. 

 

Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle and Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne were named the other two Stars of the Month. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/31/2011 - 10:32am
Esiason on D&C: Rodgers, Packers will win

Boomer Esiason of CBS Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the disappointment of the Pro Bowl and the excitement of the Super Bowl.

 

Esiason said he didn’t watch much of Sunday night’s Pro Bowl but that he was disappointed with what he did see. “I watched basically three minutes of it," he said. "After I watched the defensive line and how they were not pursuing the quarterback, I decided I had to change because when I played, they wanted to kill us. They wanted to be the MVP and there was a pass rush. It was a joke yesterday. There’s no question about it. It was very disappointing, to be honest with you.

 

“I just can’t believe that it’s gotten to the point now where it’s almost flag football. As Brian Billick said yesterday, they brother-in-law it, meaning that you take care of me and I take care of you,...

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