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06/14/2011 - 5:00pm
Report: No suspension for Boychuk

Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuck won't be suspended for his hit on Vancouver's Mason Raymond in Game 6 that left the winger with a fractured verterbrae, according to Toronto's Globe and Mail. Mike Murphy, the NHL's acting disciplinarian told the paper via email that, "[It was an] awkward collision between two players battling for space/room. [You] rarely see a player bumped when in the position Raymond was in (bent over forward)."

For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.


06/14/2011 - 4:14pm
Gonzalez passes Teixeira in All-Star vote

Once teammates with the Texas Rangers, Adrian Gonzalez and Mark Teixeira now loom as division rivals with the Red Sox and Yankees, respectively. But they also are rivals for the title of top first baseman in their division and league, a fact that is being reflected in All-Star voting.

Gonzalez, who has never started an All-Star game but has been named to the NL squad three times, has moved past Teixeira and into first place in fan voting for the American League's starting first baseman. Gonzalez leads the American League with a .341 average, and he leads the majors with 60 RBI and 22 doubles. The Red Sox slugger also has a .392 OBP, .584 slugging percentage and .977 OPS.

Teixeira, who now trails Gonzalez by just over 250,000 votes, is hitting .250 with a .368 OBP, .534 slugging percentage and .902 OPS. The two-time starting first baseman for the AL has 19 homers, compared to 13 for Gonzalez. 

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06/14/2011 - 4:06pm
Raymond (vertebrae) out 3-4 months
By: DJ Bean

The Canucks announced Tuesday that forward Mason Raymond sustained a vertebrae compression fracture in his first-period collision with Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals and will be out for three to four months.

Raymond remained on his stomach after the play and was taken to the hospital. He had no points and was a minus-3 in the finals vs. Boston and finished the playoffs with two goals and six assists for eight points and a minus-1 rating. 

With Raymond out, forward Jeff Tambellini should return to the lineup after sitting the last three games in favor of Tanner Glass.

For more on the Stanley Cup finals, visit weei.com/bruins.


06/14/2011 - 3:16pm
Lineup: Crawford returns to Tropicana Field

Carl Crawford makes his return to Tropicana Field Tuesday night, hitting sixth and playing left field with James Shields on the mound for the Rays. J.D. Drew has had some of the best success against the Tampa Bay pitcher, hitting .350 in 46 at-bats against the starter.

The Red Sox lineup in the series opener is as follows:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Kevin Youkilis 3B

David Ortiz DH

Carl Crawford LF

Jarrod Saltalamacchia C

J.D. Drew RF

Marco Scutaro SS

Tim Wakefield P 

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.

 


06/14/2011 - 1:52pm
Raymond has vertebrae fracture

According to a media release posted on the Vancouver Canucks' official Twitter account, forward Mason Raymond suffered a vertebrae compression fracture, suffered during the first period of the Bruins' Game 6, 5-2 win over the Canucks Monday night at TD Garden.

The injury occurred 20 seconds into the game when Raymond was hit by the Bruins Johnny Boychuk, who sent the Canucks' forward careening backwards into the boards. Raymond was helped off the ice before being transported to a hospital.

Raymond, who doesn't have a point in the finals, is expected to be facing 3-4 months of recovery time.

For more Bruins coverage, see the team page at weei.com/bruins.


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