The Bruins have recalled goaltender Matt Dalton from the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League on an emergency basis. Dalton will practice with Boston while Tim Thomas is with the United States Olympic team in Vancouver. The 23-year-old has appeared in 36 games for Reading this year with a 16-18-2 record, 9.05 save percentage and 3.54 goals against. Dalton has also played four games for the Providence Bruins with an 0-4-0 record.
The Bruins will resume practice tomorrow at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington.
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters Wednesday that the team is “very close” to a contract with Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork and sounds optimistic that negotiations will wrap up soon. “We have a budget we've set for next year. Our first priority is with Vince,” Kraft told the Boston Herald from the NFL Scouting Combine. “I think we’ve had some positive discussions. We're very close. I hope we can conclude it soon.” Wilfork was franchised earlier this week, but when the decision was announced, both sides expressed hope they could ultimately reach a long-term deal. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Zach Parise scored two goals, including an empty-netter with 12 seconds remaining, to help lift the United States Olympic men's hockey team past Switzerland, Wednesday. The U.S. managed to get off 44 shots on Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller, while United States netminder Ryan Miller made 19 stops in earning the shutout. For a complete recap click here.
According to a report on the Dominican website noticiassin.com, a 16-year-old Dominican boy believes David Ortiz is his father and he wants the Red Sox slugger to take a paternity test to confirm it. Edward Bonifacio, who said he has been training in hopes of making the big leagues himself, told the website he heard people make comments about Ortiz being his father, and he confronted his mother. He said she admitted that the man he thought was his father was in fact his stepfather. Bonifacio, who insists his interest is not financial, said he has never had any contact with Ortiz but he has contacted people close to the slugger to ask him to take a paternity test. He said he went public with his situation because he has not been able to get a response from Ortiz.
Speaking to the North County (CA) Times, Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said that he hasn't engaged in any contract talks with San Diego to date (“There hasn’t been any talks about anything," he said), and that whatever deal he signs to extend beyond the 2011 season won't include any hometown discount. “At the time you take the security. … The next one is where I look for what I deserve.” The Red Sox has been identified as one of the teams thought to be interested in Gonzalez if the slugger becomes available.
We find out what Chris Price was right and wrong about when he made a few predictions before the Lions game. Also, we hear some new ones regarding Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview Sunday's Patriots-Packers game, one that many are calling a possible Super Bowl preview.
We get our weekly NFL update with SI/MMQB's Peter King. Peter talks AFC East, first round byes, Jonas Gray/LeGarrette Blount and much more.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Red Sox trotted out their newest FA acquisition Tuesday afternoon, third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda then joined MFB to talk about his conversations with (former) Giant teammate, Jake Peavy, about playing Boston. He also stressed that this move was the next big challenge in his life, and addressed some concerns about his defense, stating that he is focused on being at the hot corner for the duration of his contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN joined MFB to talk about all the free agent news surrounding the Red Sox over the past 24 hours
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
BC football sideline reporter Scott Mutryn with the worst impersonation of all time.
Ben Cherington joined us to discuss the Sox off-season moves.
Dino picked the Pack.
Rick Pitino had some curious comments after a blowout victory. Richard Sherman takes on the NFL Media policies. Christian talks about a pill for farts.
Dale and Michael give their four selections for the MLB Hall of Fame... this year's finalists were announced today.
Dale and Michael talk Bruins and discuss the supposed practice scuffle between Tuukka Rask and Soderberg, and DJ Bean dials us up to give his thoughts.
Mikey remixes Billy Joel "Movin Out" in honor of the Patriots playing the Green Bay Packers
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
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