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02/03/2011 - 3:16pm
Perkins on D&H: 'I just wanted to get back'

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday afternoon and talked about his early return from knee surgery.

 

"I just put in a lot of hard work," he explained. "Every day I was in here making sure I was getting my physical therapy in, making sure I was in the weight room every day. I just wanted to get back. I wanted to get back the smart way."

 

Perkins acknowledged that he has a ways to go before he returns to form. "There's a few times around the basket where I'm used to just catching it and going up and dunking," he said. "My lift is not all the way there yet."

 

Perkins said he's pleased with the minutes he's been getting since coming back. "I can't complain," he said. "I'm happy to be back out there. I'm playing a lot right now. So, I can't complain one bit. I know one thing about Doc [Rivers], he's going to look out...

02/03/2011 - 2:45pm
Report: Rondo to be named All-Star reserve

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo will be named as a reserve on the Eastern Conference's All-Star team. It will be the second All-Star appearances for Rondo, who leads the NBA in assists per game (12.5). The official announcements will come Thursday at 7 p.m. EST. For more Celtics news, go to the team page at weei.com/celtics.


02/03/2011 - 2:13pm
Report: Yankees' Pettitte set to retire

According to an Associated Press report, Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement Friday at Yankee Stadium. Pettitte has indicated since the end of last season that he probably wouldn't play in 2011 but has made no official statement.

 

Pettitte, 38, is 240-138 with a 3.88 ERA in 16 major league seasons.


02/03/2011 - 1:06pm
Savard expected in Boston Thursday
By: DJ Bean

Bruins coach Claude Julien said Thursday morning that center Marc Savard is en route to Boston after returning home to Peterborough, Ontario following the diagnosis of his fourth concussion. Savard, who missed the first 23 games of the season with post-concussion syndrome, suffered his second concussion in just over 10 months on a routine hit from Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick on Jan. 22. 

 

Upon Savard's return to Boston, he will receive further evaluation from the team doctors. 

 

"Savvy is due in today, but I don't think we're going to get an answer today, and people are all waiting for an answer here," Julien said. "He still has to see the medical staff. Again, that doesn't mean the decision will be made tomorrow or the day after."

 

Julien added that while he can understand why updates on Savard are so heavily sought, he doesn't know when the answer regarding what the...

02/03/2011 - 12:51pm
Rask in goal for B's vs. Stars
By: DJ Bean

Tuukka Rask was first off the ice in Thursday's morning skate, an indication that he will get the start in goal when the Bruins take on the Stars at TD Garden.

 

Rask last started on Jan. 20 against the Sabres, making 29 saves on 33 shots in a 4-2 loss. He is 4-10-1 with a 2.67 goals against average and a .923 save percentage. 

 

Coach Claude Julien said after the skate that Mark Stuart will be a healthy scratch once again for the Bruins, and that it's "not really" a matter of him being a game-time decision at this point. He noted that with six defensemen playing well, he doesn't want to "punish" any of them by disrupting the success they've had. 

 

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


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