Bruins center Marc Savard will be at Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals between the B's and Lightning, marking his first return to TD Garden since being shut down for the season on Feb. 7.
Savard is dealing with post-concussion syndrome following a clean hit from former teammate Matt Hunwick on Jan. 22 in Colorado. Since being shut down for the regular season and playoffs, Savard has stayed at home in Peterborough, Ontario. The 33-year-old had two goals and eight assists for 10 points in 25 games this year. He began the season on long-term injured reserve due to PCS from the hit he took last March 7 from Penguins forward Matt Cooke.
Savard will not be available to the media on Tuesday. For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers had successful surgery to remove a benign polyp from his vocal chords and was told by his doctors that he is cancer free.
"I’m doing great," Rivers said in a statement released by the team. "Thank you to everyone for checking in on me. I can’t talk for two weeks which I’m sure makes my players and family extremely happy. On a serious note, I urge all coaches to get their throats checked. We put a lot of stress on our vocal cords during the course of a season."
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Reliever Michael Bowden, who had spent the season in Triple-A Pawtucket, has joined the Red Sox. With Daisuke Matsuzaka likely headed to the disabled list following an MRI on his right elbow on Tuesday, Bowden will give the Sox bullpen depth at a time when Tim Wakefield will be starting and Alfredo Aceves will likely also join the rotation.
Bowden was pitching quite well out of the bullpen for the PawSox, with a 1.59 ERA, 28 strikeouts and just four walks in 22 2/3 innings spanning 14 appearances. He has held right-handed hitters to an .091 average; lefties are hitting .370 against him. A roster move has not yet been made to add him to the 25-man roster, with the Sox likely awaiting the start of Tuesday's game (on a rainy evening) to announce the move officially.
Bowden attributed his success this year to confidence and his comfort with coming out of the bullpen. The 2005 first-rounder is working exclusively as a reliever this year for the...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced prior to his team's game against the Orioles Tuesday that Daisuke Matsuzaka underwent an MRI earlier in the day due to concerns regarding his right elbow. Results of the procedure would not be available prior to first pitch.
"We're talking about his elbow, whether it's sore or whether he's afraid to get to a point where it's sore," Francona said.
The concern revolving around Matsuzaka has not yet resulted in a roster move, although the Red Sox manager said the team was ready to move "expeditiously" if one needs to be made.
Francona expressed concerns after Matsuzaka allowed five runs on five hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings Monday night against the Orioles, saying after the Sox' win, "I didn’t think he was letting [his pitches] go. We’ll sit and talk. He didn’t seem completely right, his arm speed, getting extended [in making pitches]....
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
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Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
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Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.
The guys discuss the hot debates in the three-man NESN booth during Tuesday night's Red Sox game.
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Comedian Jim Bruer says he was on vacation in Mexico and talked to Jastremski about deflategate.
The guys talk about NESN's experiment with a three person booth on Red Sox Telecast. They also talk about who they think should be in the booth with Dave O'Brien
DJ Bean talks to the guys about the Bruin's signing of Kevan Miller, and the state of the Bruins off-season.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.
We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.
We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.
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