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Bruins Center David Krejci Out 4-6 Weeks

By on February 24, 2015 at 7:43am
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The Bruins announced on Monday that they would be without center David Krejci for 4-6 weeks due to a partially torn MCL. Krejci, who had missed significant time earlier this season, is a top two center for the Bruins and proven himself to be an upper-echelon playmaker for the Bruins for years. He inked a seven year contract extension prior to this season showing that both he and fellow long term center Patrice Bergeron were part of the team’s long term future.

The injury may change how the Bruins approach the March 2 trade deadline and their playoff run. Up until news of Krejci’s absence, the Bruins had been in the market for a top six right wing and a top four defensemen, which are not easy to find in their own right. They now could be in the market for a top three center as well. Ryan Spooner played well in Krejci’s absence in a 6-2 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday and for now will hold the top 3 center role vacated by Krejci. Continue reading Bruins Center David Krejci Out 4-6 Weeks »

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Joonas Kemppainen

Finnish forward Joonas Kemppainen has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Bruins.

Kemppainen, 27, scored 11 goals and tallied 21 assists for the Oulun Karpat of the Finnish Elite League last season, finishing with a +15 rating in 59 games. He added 10 goals in 19 playoff games.

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Luis Jimenez

The Red Sox have claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waives after the Brewers designated him for assignment on Saturday.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox moved catcher Ryan Hanigan to the 60-day disabled list. Continue reading Red Sox Claim Luis Jimenez Off Waivers from Brewers »

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The Red Sox called up outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on Tuesday as Mike Napoli deals with an illness.

Bradley, a gifted outfielder defensively, had one of the worst offensive seasons in Red Sox history last year, hitting .198 with 1 home run, 30 RBIs and a putrid .531 OPS. Continue reading Red Sox Call Up Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A »

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Former Red Sox Coach Wendell Kim Dead at 64

February 16, 2015 at 8:01pm in News, Red Sox
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Former Boston Red Sox third base coach Wendell Kim has died. He was 64 years old.

Kim was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease following his retirement from baseball a decade ago. He last served as third base coach for the Cubs.

Kim was third base coach for the Red Sox under Jimy Williams from 1997-2000.

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Remembering Stuart Scott

January 6, 2015 at 8:20pm in Featured, News, Opinion
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The loss of Stuart Scott at age 49 has touched us all. His voice as a sportscaster on ESPN’s flagship show SportsCenter was unparalleled. Scott, along with Keith Olbermann and longtime co-host Rich Eisen, changed sportscasting for the better, nay the best, as they searched for the “cool side of the pillow.”

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NFL 2014: Playoff Picture Becomes Clearer

December 27, 2014 at 1:58pm in News
Bruce West writes

With just one week left of the NFL regular season, the runners and riders for the playoffs are coming into clearer focus.

In the NFC, Seattle, Detroit and Dallas are guaranteed a playoff berth, with the final spot to be filled by either the Panthers and Falcons, who will play next week for the NFC South title and playoff position, despite both teams having a losing record. The Packers and Cardinals have already secured the two wildcard positions. Continue reading NFL 2014: Playoff Picture Becomes Clearer »