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03/12/2010 - 1:31am
Chiarelli: Savard likely out for year

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said before Thursday's game that center Marc Savard will likely miss the rest of the season as a result of the Grade 2 concussion he suffered against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. That assessment came after Savard met with MGH neuropsychologist Kelly McInnis and showed little improvement in his symptoms since suffering the Matt Cooke hit.

 

"There is a good chance that Marc may be out for the rest of the year," Chiarelli told reporters. "He is one of our best players, so it is devastating to us."

 

Savard's mother, Rollande Savard, told the Ottawa Citizen that she was incensed by the hit and the failure to suspend Cooke.

 

“It’s just so hard to see that. I really thought he was dead and I saw the stretcher come out,” she told the...

03/12/2010 - 12:18am
B's send Penner back to minors

The Bruins announced on Thursday evening that rookie defenseman Jeff Penner has been reassigned to Providence. The 22-year-old made his NHL debut on Tuesday against the Maple Leafs and played 9:18 before being a healthy scratch against the Flyers on Thursday. Penner has played in 55 games for Providence this season and has six goals and 21 assists with 18 penalty minutes.

 

For more Bruins news, visit the Big Bad Blog.


03/11/2010 - 10:30pm
Rask, Bruins soar over Flyers

The Bruins got back in the win column on Thursday night by defeating the Flyers 5-1 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Tuukka Rask won his 15th game of the year by making 31 saves. Michael Leighton took the loss for the Flyers. He let in four goals on 25 shots before getting pulled in favor of Brian Boucher in the second period. Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists for the Bruins while Blake Wheeler, David Krejci and Marco Sturm each had a goal and an assist.

 

For a look at how the game played out, visit the Big Bad Blog.


03/11/2010 - 6:17pm
Mock draft: Pats go for DE/OLB Sapp

The latest WEEI.com mock draft by D.J. Bean sees the Patriots selecting defensive end/outside linebacker Ricky Sapp with the No. 22 selection of the first round. With the departure of Jarvis Green in free agency, however, Bean also notes that New England may be tempted to trade up in an effort to acquire defensive tackle Jared Odrick.

 

For the latest look at the first round, click here.


03/11/2010 - 5:02pm
Lackey turns in three solid innings

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Making his second spring training start, John Lackey allowed three hits and no runs in three innings of work in the Red Sox' 8-2 win over the Mets Thursday afternoon at Tradition Field. Of Lackey's nine outs, eight of them came on ground balls. 

 

“I’m on time, yeah. I’m not getting too far ahead of myself or anything,” Lackey said. “My two-seamer was pretty good today. I was happy with that. I got a lot of ground balls. Some of the other pitches aren’t quite there, yet. We’ve still got some work to do, for sure. … I don’t think I threw a changeup in the game. I need to incorporate that a little bit more the next couple of starts. Slider and cutter thing wasn’t that great today. still got some work done.”

 

Another positive Lackey took away was the opportunity to work with catcher Victor Martinez.

 

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