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03/03/2013 - 8:40pm
Ortiz postpones running, still optimistic

John Farrell said after his team’s 5-2 spring training loss to the Yankees Sunday afternoon that David Ortiz’ planned baserunning was pushed back a day due to “a little bit of soreness” in the designated hitter’s right Achilles tendon.

The plan is for Ortiz to execute the baserunning drills Monday, with an eye on possibly seeing game action later in the week.

“There’s no inflammation, so to speak,” Farrell told reporters. “He’s getting regular treatment and regular care with that. The plan called for him to run the bases, but just the way he felt, we felt he was better served to back off it for a day.”

Farrell explained that the team would like to see Ortiz participate in baserunning drills on back-to-back days before being cleared to play in spring training games.

“That...

03/03/2013 - 8:15pm
Thornton in, Bourque out vs. Canadiens
By: DJ Bean

Chris Bourque was not on the ice for pre-game warmups Sunday night, indicating that Shawn Thornton is back in the lineup and that Bourque will sit for the second time this season. The Bruins confirmed following warmups that Bourque is a healthy scratch.

Bourque was last a healthy scratch on Jan. 31 against the Sabres. Thornton was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Lightning, and Sunday marks Jay Pandolfo‘s second consecutive game in the lineup. The lineup is as follows, per line rushes:

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Milan Lucic Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Tyler Seguin Daniel Paille – Chris Kelly – Rich Peverley Jay Pandolfo – Gregory Campbell – Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton Andrew Ference – Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask


03/03/2013 - 7:10pm
Ryder: Bruins didn't want me back
By: DJ Bean

Former Bruin Michael Ryder, who was traded from the Stars to the Canadiens on Tuesday, said prior to Sunday’s game that he didn’t think the Bruins would try to trade for him.

Ryder, who is in the final year of a two-year, $7 million deal that he signed with Dallas after leaving the Bruins, would have seemed to be a good fit for the B’s given the experience with the team and their need for more offensive production on the third line.

“I think if they wanted to keep me, they probably would have tried to sign me [after the 2011 season],” Ryder said. “Sometimes that happens. It’s part of the game and you have to move on. I liked it in Dallas.”

B’s general manager...

03/03/2013 - 6:38pm
Hanrahan after Sox loss: 'It's March 3'

Joel Hanrahan knows there are going to be bad days like Sunday in what resulted in a 5-2 Yankees win over the Red Sox at JetBlue Park. He’s just glad this one came on March 3.

Hanrahan vlew a 1-0 Red sox lead, giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks over 2/3 innings. His scheduled one-inning stint was cut short due to an elevated pitch count.

“It’s March 3, you’re trying to get some work in,” Hanrahan told reporters, having also victimized by two errors from third baseman Drew Sutton. “Obviously we were winning 1-0 and I didn’t want to give up a lead. The guys before me threw the ball well. You can still get work in. I think I struck out the first guy. Then a broken-bat hit and things unfolded from there.

“I think I threw the ball alright, and there’s stuff...

03/03/2013 - 2:01pm
Thornton mum on healthy scratch

Shawn Thornton was a surprise healthy scratch Saturday when Claude Julien sat him for the first time since last postseason. Wanting to get Jay Pandolfo in the lineup for the sake of shuffling his bottom-six forwards to team Daniel Paille with Chris Kelly and Rich Peverley, Julien made the move to sit the veteran enforcer.

Speaking to WEEI.com Sunday morning, Thornton seemed less than thrilled with the healthy scratch. Asked Sunday if he was caught off guard by the benching, Thornton was uncharacteristically brief.

“It’s a tough question to answer,” Thornton said. “Actually I’m not going to answer...

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