Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday night that in moving the contract of Matt Hunwick, which they did in trading the blueliner to the Avalanche, will allow the Bruins to eventually activate center Marc Savard without going over the leagues $59.4 million salary cap.
"This was one of the steps that we had to take as an organization to take care of the cap situation," Chiarelli said of the trade, which landed them former Boston University defenseman Colby Cohen.
"This will be enough to activate Savard when he's ready to play," Chiarelli added.
Savard said that he would not be playing on Wednesday and was unsure of whether he'd be able to play on Thursday. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins.
Former Celtic Antoine Walker plans to sign with the D-League in an attempt at a comeback. Walker made it be known that he wanted to attempt a comeback last summer, but he saw little interest from the NBA. Walker hasn't played in the NBA since the 2008 season when he appeared in 47 games for the Timberwolves. He did have a meaningful role on the Heat when they won the NBA title in 2006.
Walker still has to be approved by the league, but assuming he does, ESPN is reporting that he will play for the Idaho Stampede. The Stampede are coached by former Maine Red Claws assistant Randy Livingston.
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The Bruins have traded defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Colby Cohen. Hunwick had a goal and three assists in 22 games for the Bruins this season.
Cohen played his college hockey at Boston University. In three seasons at BU, Cohen had 78 points. In three NHL games this season, Cohen has zero points and four penalty minutes.
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show and touched briefly on his team's victory over the Lions on Thanksgiving before discussing next Monday's heavily-anticipated showdown with the Jets.
"The closer you get to the end of the season is more important, because there are so few of them left," said Belichick of the Jets game. "It just seems each game gets bigger and bigger ... and it will be more of the same. We're down to five to go and this is a division game - back in the division after a long break - and we all know how important those division games are."
Belichick said that the 9-2 Jets have improved their passing game from last year while maintaining an elite defense and running attack.
"I think they have played good complimentary football and they are strong in all three phases of the game," said Belichick. "We know we...
WALTHAM -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced that guard Delonte West will have surgery on Tuesday for the fractured right wrist he suffered last Wednesday night late in the second quarter against New Jersey after driving in for a lay-up. Rivers said the team will know more about West and his fate for the rest of the season following the procedure.
"Surgery [Tuesday] and then we'll know more after that," Rivers said after practice on Monday.
Rivers aded starting point guard Rajon Rondo’s left hamstring is no longer an issue but his sore left foot still remains troublesome. “The foot is the bigger issue. The hamstring [injury] is gone for the most part.” Rivers said.
Rondo returned on Friday against Toronto after a three-game absence with a strained left hamstring. For more, visit the Celtics team page at...
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