The Bruins announced Friday that they have sent 23 players to Providence, a list that is led by winger Jordan Caron. In addition to announcing the players assigned to Providence, the team also assigned defenseman Dougie Hamilton and goalie Malcolm Subban to their OHL teams.
While the transfer agreement between the NHL and CHL has expired, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said last week that he believes teams would be able to have junior-eligible players start a locked out season in junior and then come to the NHL when a new collective bargaining agreement is in place. The team intends to do that with Hamilton, who had 72 points in 50 regular-season games last season.
The following players were sent to Providence: Matt Bartkowski, Ryan Button, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Colby Cohen, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek, Michael Hutchinson, Jared Knight, Torey Krug, Kevan Miller, Adam Morrison, Tyler Randell, Max...
FOXBORO -- Dan Connolly and Shane Vereen lead a list of seven Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday's home opener against the Cardinals at Gillette Stadium. All seven were limited on Friday as the Patriots had their second straight day of perfect attendance at practice, which was in shorts and shells on the main stadium field.
For the Cardinals, quarterback John Skelton (ankle) did not practice all week and is listed officially as doubtful with the Cardinals expected to start Kevin Kolb, who led Arizona on a late fourth quarter, game-winning drive against the Seahawks. Star cornerback and return specialist Patrick Peterson (groin) and veteran safety Adrian Wilson (ankle) are both officially listed as questionable (50-50) but both are expected to play. Here's the complete injury report released by the Patriots Friday afternoon:
G Dan Connolly (head)...
Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King made his weekly appearance on Mut & Merloni on Friday as part of WEEI's Patriots Friday coverage.
Looking at the Patriots' season-opening victory over the Titans, King joined the legions who were impressed with New England's dominant defensive effort.
"I think what was really encouraging to them is that to hold a team as good on the ground to 20 yards rushing, to one-point-something per carry, is utterly fantastic," King said. "I also think that one of the things you saw in that game is that the Patriots are going to get great contributions from the young defensive rookies and young defensive players, obviously, because they got something out of both [Chandler] Jones and [Dont'a] Hightower in that game last week.
"Any time you face a young quarterback who really is not on his game yet -- and Jake Locker isn't, and it's going to be the same thing this week with Kevin Kolb. I don...
WILMINGTON -- On Friday, Bruins players as well as a few other local skaters (including Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney) took the ice at Ristuccia Arena for the last time in possibly quite some time. With the owners set to lock the players out Saturday at midnight (something Gregory Campbell called "inevitable"), the players will have to hold any informal sessions elsewhere as some stick around and some look for other work during the lockout.
Captain Zdeno Chara plans to stay in Boston for the time being, but he said Friday that as the two sides continue to negotiate, missing games helps nobody.
"Everybody [loses]," Chara said. "The players sacrifice, the owners sacrifice, the fans sacrifice. Everybody loses something. There's no question about that."
The players were back in Wilmington after spending the previous two days in New York for meetings with the players'...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots had everyone on their 53-man roster at practice for the second straight day on Friday as the team worked out in shorts and shells on the main Gillette Stadium field.
It was the second straight day back at practice for offensive lineman Dan Connolly, who was listed as limited on Thursday with a head injury. Connolly suffered the injury while serving as fullback on Stevan Ridley's one-yard TD run on Sunday in Tennessee.
Shane Vereen returned to practice this week and was again on the field as he attempts to return to action after a foot injury sidelined him during the preseason game on Aug. 24 at Tampa Bay. Vereen and Connolly were among the seven Patriots listed as limited at full pads practice on Thursday.
The Patriots open the home portion of their regular season schedule on Sunday against the Cardinals at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. For more, visit the Patriots team page at...
Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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