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02/07/2011 - 9:05pm
Drew: Hamstring injury continues to 'linger'

J.D. Drew said Monday from his Georgia home that the left hamstring problem he experienced throughout the 2010 season hasn't completely gone away, allowing for some uncertainty heading into spring training.

 

"I don't think it's going to be a major issue when I get to camp, but there are going to be some questions from me when I get there to make sure that thing is good," Drew explained. "I'm kind of in the process now of doing some light running to see where I'm at. It feels better than it did, but that being said, baseball speed is a lot different workout speed."

 

Drew said that the problem area resides just above his hamstring and below his gluteus muscle, an area that hasn't been able to receive enough blood-flow to promote the healing process.

 

The 35-year-old outfielder sought out platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy in December, a measure that thins out the existing blood and...

02/07/2011 - 8:26pm
Husky fever: Northeastern in Beanpot final

Mike McLaughlin scored the game's first two goals and Chris Rawlings turned away all 41 shots as Northeastern blanked Harvard, 4-0, Monday night in the opening game of the opening round of the 2011 Beanpot championship at TD Garden. It was Northeastern's first Beanpot shutout since they blanked Harvard, 2-0, in the 1997 consolation contest. 

 

McLaughlin scored his second 1:47 into the second period to allow Northeastern to stake control. Steve Silva and Brodie Reid also scored for the Huskies, who improve to 9-11-6, advance to the title game for the second time in three years and for the seventh time since 1988, the last year they won the Beanpot. They will play Boston College, which beat Boston University, 3-2, in overtime, in the nightcap. This will mark just the third time in the 59 years of the tournament that Northeastern and BC will meet in the Beanpot final, with team having won once. 

 

Harvard, coached by...

02/07/2011 - 7:20pm
Bruins recall Caron from Providence
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins announced on Monday that they have recalled winger Jordan Caron from Providence. Caron began the season in the NHL before being sent down on Dec. 6. 

 

In 20 games for Boston this season, Caron had three goals and four assists for seven points. He had 6-11=17 totals for Providence over 27 games.

 

The Bruins are currently without winger Daniel Paille for the next three games due to a four-game suspension, and will not have Marc Savard for the rest of the season. 

 

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02/07/2011 - 6:22pm
Mortensen: Rodgers 'off the charts'

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen joined The Big Show Monday to talk about the Super Bowl and the performance of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

 

"He's played so well, he's so confident, and so skilled," said Mortensen of Rodgers, who passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' win over Pittsburgh. "It's nice to have that type of skill set. The composure you keep when receivers are dropping critical passes, five or six critical passes. And to be willing to forget about it and throw one to Jordy Nelson … I thought that composure was extraordinary and his skill set is really off the charts. Now we get to enjoy him hopefully for the next couple of years."

 

As for the Packers, Mortensen really began to believe in them as a possible Super Bowl contender following the Sunday night loss to the Patriots in Week 15.

 

"That was the night I said, 'That's is a pretty...

02/07/2011 - 3:56pm
Savard hopes retirement isn't in cards
By: DJ Bean

An emotional Marc Savard took the podium at TD Garden for the second time in as many seasons on Monday as he discussed his 2010-11 season ending after just 25 games. Savard has suffered two concussions in just over 10 months, with the most recent coming on Jan. 22. 

 

With Savard having incurred four concussions over the course of his career and Peter Chiarelli saying the center was "frustrated" with struggling with the speed of the game when he did return from post-concussion syndrome in December, Savard said he is avoiding the inevitable decision of whether he might retire. 

 

"I'm trying to stay away from that right now," Savard said Monday. "It's tough enough as it is not to be able to finish the season. Obviously, we're going to get some more medical stuff done, some tests, and then I'll be able to make a clearer decision on what my future is.

 

"Right now, I'm...

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