Delonte West almost made it through his final practice session before his anticipated return to the lineup. But late in Tuesday's session he aggravated his broken right wrist and might not be able to play Wednesday against New Jersey. "I was worried about it [Monday] and it happened," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "So, we’ll see. I’m sure we’ll do another X-ray to make sure nothing happened."
West has said that he probably won't be 100 percent until after the season and that he continues to have pain in his wrist. Last week he pegged his health at 85 percent. Rivers had hoped to get West into a game before the All-Star break and was planning to play him 10-15 minutes.
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Phil Kessel is bringing the second-worst scoring slump of his NHL career with him as he and the Maple Leafs take on the Bruins Tuesday night at TD Garden. A popular target among fans given the trade that sent him Toronto prior to the 2009-10 season, Kessel said he isn't worried about entering a hostile environment riding streak of 14 straight games without a goal.
"No," Kessel said when asked about it. "Like I said before, it doesn't bother me very much. It's been a year and a half now, so I don't think it's that big a deal.
"I just get over it," he added about how he is treated by Bruins fans. "Obviously, I loved my time here in Boston. I've got nothing but good things to say about the city, the team and the players over there. I loved playing here."
Kessel, 23, last scored on Jan. 11. He has been placed on a new line with Joffrey Lupul and Tyler...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Josh Beckett said his back is healthy and he is ready to put his nightmarish 2010 season behind.
"I can't change last year.said Beckett, who was just 6-6 with a career-worst 5.78 ERA in 21 starts. "I just have to do the best I can this year. Like my dad said, just throw the rear view mirror away because you can't change anything that's already happened. As frustrating as 2010 was, I have to move on because this is 2011."
Beckett missed two months after straining his lower back during a start on a wet Yankee Stadium mound last May 18. Beckett agreed with manager Terry Francona that he likely tried to do too much when returning from the injury.
"We're all guilty of that, from time to time, trying to do too much right now when really all you need to focus on is this start, not five starts from now, or two starts from now, or even two pitches from...
Tim Thomas was the first goaltender off the ice in the Bruins' morning skate Tuesday, an indication that he will get the start when the B's take on the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Thomas, 36, leads the NHL with a .940 save percentage and 1.97 goals-against average and is tied for the league lead with seven shutouts. He has seen a dip in his production of late, allowing 11 goals in his last seven periods.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to a major league source, the Red Sox expect to trade Robert Coello in the next couple of days. The right-hander was designated for assignment last week in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Alfredo Aceves, giving the Sox 10 days to trade him before subjecting him to waivers. The source suggested that there were "a few" teams interested in the right-hander.
Coello appeared in six games with the Red Sox in 2010, registering an ERA of 4.76. The 26-year-old also pitched for both Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket last season, posting a 7-6 record with an ERA of 3.86.
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