Sabres leading scorer Thomas Vanek, who missed Game 3 against the Bruins with a lower-body injury, participated in Buffalo's morning skate on Wednesday before Game 4 at TD Garden. Vanek was injured in Game 2 after taking a slash to his right leg by Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk and has been seen wearing a boot on his left leg. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff has not given any indication as to Vanek's condition or availability since the injury, and Vanek told reporters yesterday that he would try to make an appearance in Game 4 but he does not know for sure.
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Former Patriots running back Corey Dillon was arrested early Wednesday morning in California for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to TMZ.com. Dillon was reportedly pulled over by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies just before 4 a.m. Wednesday near Malibu, and as of late Wednesday morning, was still in custody.
Dillon spent three seasons (2004-2006) with the Patriots, rushing for 3,180 yards and 37 touchdowns. He set a franchise record, rushing for 1,635 yards in 2004. A four-time Pro Bowler, Dillon was a second-round pick (43rd overall) of the Bengals out of the University of Washington in 1997. In all, Dillon rushed for 11,241 yards and 82 touchdowns during a 10-year career that included stops in Cincinnati and New England.
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In WEEI.com's continuing coverage of the NFL Draft, which kicks off with the first round Thursday, D.J. Bean has his latest -- and final -- mock draft, in which he has the Patriots selecting Penn State defensive tackle Jared Odrick. Bean predicts that the No. 1 overall pick will be Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford headed to the Rams, with Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh going No. 2 to the Lions. In the second round it is projected that the Patriots will take Clemson linebacker Ricky Sapp at No. 44, Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski with the 47th selection, and pick Washington linebacker Donald Butler at No. 53. Click here to see the entire Mock Draft.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended between four and six games for the start of the 2010 season, according to multiple reports. Roethlisberger will not be prosecuted in connection with a sexual assault complaint filed against him last month by a 20-year-old college student. However, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently intimated Roethlisberger should be anticipating a suspension, telling reporters he violated the league’s personal-conduct policy with his “pattern of behavior” and “bad judgments.”
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After passing a neuro-psych test Tuesday afternoon, Bruins center Marc Savard was cleared to rejoin his teammates at practice. However, he still needs to gain clearance from his physician at Mass. General Hospital, Kelly McInnis, before he can play in a game. According to the team, no appointment had been scheduled as of yesterday.
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
UConn Point Guard, Shabazz Napier joined the guys for a half inning and talked about his experiences in college, his reasoning behind completing his education, and growing up in Boston.
Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.
Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.
Andy Brickley, NESN: Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3.
We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.
We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!
Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
With the season over, Chris Forsberg says the Celtics accomplished what they intended to this year. He also gets into what Rajon Rondo may be thinking heading into his last year in his contract. Danny Ainge has a plan and it'll be interesting to see how this off-season develops.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.More from this show
Dale and Michael talk about what Marathon Monday means for them, the tremendous amount of people and positivity today in the Back Bay, and then Kirk Minihane, fresh off 26.2 miles stops by to recap a great experience in today's marathon.More from this show