Celtics swingman Mickael Pietrus has passed the first of several concussion tests needed to receive clearance for a return to game action, coach Doc Rivers announced before Sunday's game against the Sixers.
It was against those same 76ers on March 23 that Pietrus was fouled by Lou Williams and fell awkwardly to the floor, twisting his back and snapping his head back in a whiplash fashion. Despite not hitting his head, Pietrus was on the floor for nearly 10 minutes before being carried out of Wells Fargo Center and held overnight in Philadelphia.
Pietrus was diagnosed with a concussion that left him in such discomfort that he could not walk anywhere without sunglasses. That had to improve before he was even cleared to undergo what are being termed "baseline" tests to determine the severity. There is still no timetable for a return.
But Doc Rivers sounded a bit more optimistic before Sunday's game, joking,...
The NHL released the schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday. The Bruins' schedule series against the No. 7 Capitals is as follows:
Game 1 @ Boston: Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 @ Boston: Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m.
Game 3 @ Washington: Monday, April 16, 7: 30 p.m.
Game 4 @ Washington: Thursday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5 @ Boston: Saturday, April 21, 3 p.m.
*Game 6 @ Washington: Sunday, April 22, time TBD
*Game 7 @ Boston: Wednesday, April 25, time TBD
* If necessary
For more on the Bruins and the Stanley Cup playoffs, visit weei.com/bruins.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said on a conference call Sunday that while he won't rule Nathan Horton out for the season, the veteran winger is a "longshot" to play again this season after suffering his most recent concussion in January.
Horton began skating last week, but has not yet been cleared for contact. Chiarelli noted that Horton is "quite far off right now" as he still has occasional post-concussion syndrome issues. Even if Horton were to be cleared for contact, Chiarelli said the 26-year-old would still need "a couple weeks" before he would be ready to play in games.
In 46 games this season, Horton has 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points and an even rating.
On the status of the team's other injured players, Chiarelli said defensemen Johnny Boychuk (bruised knee) and Adam McQuaid (swollen eye) are both "day-to-day," while he considers goaltender Tuukka Rask "a...
Bobby Valentine spoke to a group of reporters on Sunday morning in Detroit and was asked to update the status of Josh Beckett, who allowed seven runs in 4.2 innings pitched (including five home runs) in Saturday's 10-0 loss to the Tigers.
“Just got through talking to him,’’ Valentine told reporters Sunday. “Mentally bruised, but physically fine.’’
Beckett said on Saturday that his right thumb was not an issue in the start. The right-hander has seen two specialists over the last week to look at the thumb and told the media that surgery could eventually be a possibility.
For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.
The Red Sox have a dramatically different look to their lineup Sunday,with Nick Punto not only replacing Kevin Youkilis at third base but also serving as the team's leadoff hitter. Darnell McDonald also get the start in left field, while Kelly Shoppach serves as Clay Buchholz's batter-mate.
Here is the Red Sox batting order against Tigers' starter Max Scherzer:
Nick Punto 3B
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
David Ortiz DH
Darnell McDonald LF
Ryan Sweeney RF
Mike Aviles SS
Kelly Shoppach C
For more Red Sox news, go the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive 06-24-16
Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
To nobody's surprise, Callahan awards Donald J. Trump the win for Wednesday's best speech as he goes after HillaryMore from this show
The guys discuss the third straight loss to the White Sox, and then Minihane lashes out at the NESN broadcast including Dave O'Brien not delving deeper into Dennis Eckersley's Albert Belle storyMore from this show
Kirk can't stay awake as Callahan reads one NBA mock draft after anotherMore from this show