Bruins left wing Milan Lucic will not be suspended after sucker punching Thrashers defenseman Freddy Meyer in the head and gesturing to the Atlanta bench in the third period of the B's 4-1 victory at TD Garden on Thursday. He will instead receive fines totaling $3,500.
Lucic had received an intent to injure match penalty for punching Meyer after the Thrashers defenseman hit Lucic high, a hit deemed dirty by all Bruins skaters on the ice, as a line brawl broke out between the two teams. The match penalty carries with it an automatic suspension pending a review, and after Lucic met with NHL vice presidents of hockey operations Mike Murphy on Sunday, he will not miss any time.
Following is the statement released by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli:
“The NHL has informed us that Milan will not be suspended as a result of the match penalty assessed to him during our game against...
With an impending snow storm about to pound the northeast, the NFL moved the Vikings-Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday night. The game was originally scheduled as the prime time Sunday night game on NBC but was moved because of a winter storm warning in effect for Philadelphia until Monday at 1 p.m. ET.
"Due to public safety concerns and uncertainty of snow emergency in Philadelphia tonight, the Vikings-Eagles game has been postponed until Tuesday night," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello reported on his twitter page.
It's the third straight week the Vikings have had to make a change in their originally scheduled game. Their roof collapsed on Dec. 12 and their Dec. 20 game was played at the University of Minnesota.
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In addition to the six players ruled out on Saturday night, running back Thomas Clayton and receiver Taylor Price were placed on the inactive list for Sunday's game in Orchard Park.
Saturday night, the Patriots downgraded six to out, including OL Dan Connolly, LB Jermaine Cunningham, DL Brandon Deaderick, TE Aaron Hernandez, DL Myron Pryor and DL Mike Wright.
For the Bills, the inactive list includes RB Jehuu Caulcrick, OL Geoff Hangartner, OL Ed Wang, DT Kellen Heard, OL Colin Brown, TE Mike Caussin, DT John McCargo.
The Patriots announced the following players were downgraded Saturday night to OUT for Sunday's game against the Bills in Buffalo: offensive lineman Dan Connolly, linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, tight end Aaron Hernandez, defensive lineman Myron Pryor and defensive lineman Mike Wright. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
The Celtics' 14-game winning streak is over. It ended in the final minutes against the Magic on Christmas Day, 86-78 when the absence of Rajon Rondo finally caught up to Boston, who had controlled the game for most of the afternoon. But on a day when Nate Robinson shot 2-for-15, the Celtics couldn't get into an offensive groove and blew a six-point lead with three minutes left.
The Celtics' late fourth-quarter collapse ruined what had looked like yet another galvanizing win. The Magic scored the first 13 points of the game, but the Celtics recovered quickly and outscored the Magic 40-19 over the next quarter and a half to take a 46-36 lead into halftime. The Celtics retained control throughout the third and fourth quarter, but were never able to put Orlando away. That finally caught up to them over the last three minutes and 20 seconds when the Magic outscored them 15-1.
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Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.
Kirk wasn't taking any crap from Woody in North Reading.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show