The Bruins' rookies defeated those of the Islanders, 8-5, Monday night at Nassau Coliseum. It was the first rookie game of the preseason, with another to follow Tuesday night in New York.
Both Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight, the two players in rookie camp who figure to push the hardest for a roster spot, had two goals apiece for the Bruins in the victory. The B's also got goals from Dylan Hood, David Warsofsky, Yannick Riendeau and Carter Camper.
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Linebackers Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes are among tonight's inactives for the Patriots as they play the Dolphins in the season opener.
Also inactive are offensive linemen Sebastian Vollmer and Ryan Wendell, rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett receiver Taylor Price and rookie running back Shane Vereen. With the Patriots short on offensive linemen, the team signed Thomas Welch off the practice squad and he is active and available to play in the game. Cunningham is out with a groin injury while Vollmer was sidelined with a back injury.
As for the Dolphins, the inactives include tight end Will Yeatman, who spent training camp with the Patriots. Also out are running backs Charles Clay and Daniel Thomas, both with hamstring injuries. Receiver Marlon Moore, linebacker Ikaika Alama-Francis, offensive lineman Ryan Cook and defensive end Ryan Baker.
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In a move to add depth to the offensive line, the Patriots Monday signed Thomas Welch off the practice squad and added him to the 53-man roster. To make room for Welch on the active roster the Patriots released linebacker Jeff Tarpinian.
At 6-feet-7 and 310 pounds, Welch has the size to play the tackle position, a spot where the Patriots are short-handed. Starting right tackle was ruled out of Monday's season opener in Miami with a back injury. The only other tackles on the roster are Matt Light and rookie Nate Solder, with Logan Mankins a possibility but he hasn't played there since college. With Ryan Wendell inactive for the game, Welch was not only signed off the practice squad but listed as active for the game.
Welch was picked by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt. After being released by the Patriots on Sept. 4, 2010 be was signed to the Minnesota practice squad on Sept. 6, 2010. He was signed to the...
According to a team official, Josh Beckett completed his bullpen session Monday without incident, and remains hopeful that he will make one of the starts when the Red Sox play the Rays at Fenway Park later this week. A decision on when Beckett will make his next start will be made Tuesday.
It marked the first time Beckett threw off a mound since exiting his Sept. 5 start in Toronto in the fourth inning due to a sprained ankle. After being examined by Dr. George Theodore in Boston, it was determined that the pitcher had sprained the joint in his ankle, while not further damaging any ligaments.
Tim Wakefield is slated to start the Red Sox' Tuesday meeting with the Blue Jays, while John Lackey will pitch Wednesday in the finale of the two-game series. The Rays, who reside 3 1/2 games in back of the Sox in the Wild Card race, begin a four-game series with the Sox at Fenway Thursday.
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Boston College offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers is taking a leave of absence for health reasons and will be replaced by tight ends coach Dave Brock, the school announced Monday. Graduate assistant coach Ben Johnson will coach the tight ends on an interim basis.
"Our football program operates as a family unit, and we are totally supportive of Kevin," BC coach Frank Spaziani said in a statement. "I would like to ask our fans and followers to support Kevin and respect his privacy. I have the utmost confidence in Dave Brock, and we will begin the transition immediately."
Rogers is in his first season with BC. He spent the past five seasons in the NFL, coaching the quarterbacks for the Vikings.
BC is 0-2 following Saturday's 30-3 loss at Central Florida. The Eagles, who have scored a total of 20 points in the first two games, open the ACC season Saturday when they host Duke.
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Ryan Spooner sat down with DJ to discuss his over-achieving and the direction of the Bruins as the trade deadline approaches.
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