The Bruins announced late Wednesday night that they have assigned defenseman Steven Kampfer to Providence. Kampfer will report to Providence on Thursday.
Kampfer has played in 38 games for the Bruins this season since being called up following a hand injury to Mark Stuart in December. He has totaled five goals and five assists for 10 points.
The Providence Bruins have three games remaining on their schedule, meaning Kampfer could see time Friday, Saturday and Sunday. In 20 AHL games this season, Kampfer has three goals and 13 assists for 16 points.
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After scoring his 10th goal of the season in his first game back since a nasty injury to his forehead, Shawn Thornton was quick to give credit to his assistant coaches and back-up goalie Tuukka Rask after Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders at TD Garden.
"It felt good to get back in there," said Thornton, who missed four games after suffering the skate in the face on March 29 against the Blackhawks. "I guess I have to credit our assistant coaches for getting my hands going while I was gone and Tuukka Rask for letting me score on him for the last week [in practice].
Thornton scored off a rebound from a shot by Daniel Paille with 00.1 seconds remaining in the first period.
"Our line did a [heckuva] job tonight," Thornton said. "Piesy [Daniel Paille] and Soup [Gregory Campbell] were all over the puck on that goal. Just a lot of hard work from those guys and the puck ended up popping out to me at the...
CLEVELAND -- The Red Sox remained winless for the 2011 season, dropping a 8-4 decision to the Indians. It marks just the second time since 1966 that they have began a season going 0-5, having done it last in ’96. The Red Sox have gone 0-6 three times in franchise history, not having fallen in such a hole since ’45.
The biggest blow Wednesday night came in the sixth inning, when Asdrubal Cabrera broke open a two-run game with a three-run homer off of Sox reliever Dan Wheeler.
Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in a decent start for the Red Sox, although, like Josh Beckett the night before, he wasn’t able to go past five innings. The Sox starter gave up three runs over his 96-pitch outing.
The Red Sox lineup continued to struggle, with Jacoby Ellsbury (0-for-5) dropping to .143, and Kevin Youkilis' batting average landing at .133 after an 0-for-4 performance.
Adrian Gonzalez (double, two-run HR) and Carl...
Shawn Thornton scored with 00.1 second left in the first period while Dennis Seidenberg and Gregory Campbell scored just 78 seconds apart in the second to snap a 1-1 tie and help the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Islanders Wednesday night at TD Garden. It was Thornton's first game back since receiving 40 stitches on March 29 to close a gash in his forehead above his right eye.
Tim Thomas made 30 saves to win his 34th game of the season, two shy of his career high set two seasons ago. The Bruins limited the Islanders to just four shots in the third period.
Having already clinched the Northeast Division title and home ice in the opening round of the playoffs, the win pushed the Bruins over the 100-point plateau for the second time in three seasons. With 101 points, the Bruins trail Pittsburgh by just one point and the Atlantic Division-leading Flyers by two points.
The Bruins, who would currently play the Canadiens in the...
The Bruins gave out their regular season awards prior to Wednesday night’s game. They are as follows:
Eddie Shore Award (exceptional hustle and determination): Shawn Thornton
Elizabeth Dufresne Award (outstanding performance in home games): Tim Thomas
John Bucyk Award (greatest off-ice charitable contributions): Andrew Ference
1. Tim Thomas
2. Patrice Bergeron
3. Milan Lucic
Butch and Price discuss how Belichick and the Pats manipulate the roster with cuts, injuries, practice squad etc. - it's a complicated subject! They then move on to the improving play of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Butch and Price start salivating over the thought of regular season football being less than 2 weeks away and discuss some early intriguing matchups.
Butch is in for Dickerson on NFL Sunday and he and Chris get into the victory over Carolina and their take-aways - the receivers could be in trouble if they don't get healthy with Wayne struggling and Boyce not contributing at all, Scott Chandler is a beast that could be a huge redzone threat with Gronk on the field and more. They talk about the offense and break down the running back depth chart. Then Trags gives them a call to give his take on the roster and their play so far.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
The advance guard is all set up in St. Louis as D&C opened up the show from Busch Stadium. On the menu: Another homer from Ortiz, the return of Beltran, and a big mistake from Breslow.More from this show