WILMINGTON, MA There was some thought that the Bruins might make their first training camp cuts after Tuesday nights Black and Gold scrimmage at TD Garden, but the same combination of players were out on the Ristuccia Arena practice ice on Wednesday morning.
The Providence hopefuls and veteran camp invites are still mixing it up with the Black and Gold incumbents, who didnt look like they were all that worried about competition for their roster spots in this unique week-long camp.
Plenty of battle drills and 2-on-2 work in exactly the kind of hard work practice that one would expect during training camp, and nothing easy after all the players on the ice had 60 minutes of game intensity action about 16 hours ago.
No players were missing after last nights friendly between the Bruins and their Providence understudies, and it appears that the lines are exactly the same.
It appears Koji Uehara’s tenure with the Red Sox has come to an end.
The former Red Sox closer has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The details of the deal were first reported by Nikkan Sports in Japan, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reported the agreement.
Uehara, 41, had 79 saves and a 2.19 ERA in four seasons in Boston. He served as the Red Sox closer from 2013 to 2015 before Craig Kimbrel took over the role in 2016.
The Red Sox acquired bullpen help earlier in the week when they obtained righthanded reliever Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers
The New England Patriots have announced that they've released defensive tackle Darius Kilgo.
The move creates an opening for wide receiver Griff Whalen, who they have reportedly signed to a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Kilgo, a sixth-round pick out of Maryland in 2015, did not make an appearance for the Patriots after being claimed off waivers from the Broncos last week. He played 81 snaps for Denver this season.
Whalen, 26, played in two games for San Diego in 2016 where he caught two passes for a total of 22 yards.
The former Colts wideout is perhaps best remembered in New England for his part in Indianapolis' disastrous fake punt against the Patriots last season.