Alfred 30, Springfield 22
American International 37, Stonehill 34
Amherst 20, Bates 7
Boston College 45, Massachusetts 17
Bryant 30, Wagner 28
Castleton 56 Anna Maria 52
Coast Guard 61, Mass Maritime 30
Connecticut 17, Buffalo 3
Curry 27, MIT 12
Endicott 24, Salve Regina 17
Framingham State 28, Bridgewater State 20
Hamilton 24, Tufts 16
Kean 44, Western Connecticut State 33
Maine Maritime 40, Fitchburg State 7
Monmouth 24, Central Connecticut State 12
Mount Ida 7, Hartwick 3
New Hampshire 45, Richmond 43
New Haven 21, Assumption 7
Norwich 38, Becker 20
Rhode Island 21, Fordham 17
Sacred Heart 24, Dartmouth 21
Trinity 28, Colby 10
UMass Dartmouth 16, Plymouth State 0
Wesley 72, Husson 0
Wesleyan 16, Middlebury 15
Western New England 38, Nichols 23
Williams 24, Bowdoin 21
WPI 34, RPI 31
Worcester State 42, Westfield State 40, 3 o.t.
Yale 37, Cornell 17
It sounds like the Bruins will be without puck-moving defenseman Torey Krug at the very outset of next season.
Krug (right shoulder), Matt Beleskey (left hand) and David Krejci (left hip) all underwent successful surgeries in mid-to-late April for injuries sustained over the wear and tear of NHL duty last season and both Krug and Krejci are now facing recovery times on the long end of things.
Krejci’s rehab and recovery is initially set for five months after undergoing surgery with renowned hip surgeon Dr. Bryan Kelly on April 25, but the hope is that the 30-year-old playmaking center will be ready for the start of the regular season.
It’s the same rough timetable Krejci faced following hip surgery on his right side after the 2008-09 season and, seven years ago, the center was able to start the season on time.
Krug is up for what’s expected to be a long-term new contract after July 1, and will be out six months after undergoing shoulder surgery with Bruins team doctor Peter Asnis on April 21. That means there’s a good chance the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Krug will miss the preseason and be out the first few weeks of the preseason at the very least.
Shoulder injuries are also always a bit of a concern for NHL defensemen considering all of the pounding those players absorb on a nightly basis, and that goes doubly so for a smaller blueliner (5-9, 186) such as Krug.
Any absence at all is tough news for the B’s considering Krug was second on the Bruins in ice time (21:37) among defensemen this season, and led all Bruins blueliners with 44 points last season in a challenging year for a clearly undermanned D-corps.
Beleskey is expected to undergo a six-week rehab after his April 14 surgery with Dr. Matthew Leibman at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
As expected. the left shoulder surgery that Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval had Tuesday will keep him out for the rest of the season and Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports it was “complicated.”
It remains to be seen if we’ve seen the last of Sandoval in a Red Sox uniform, but even after his recovery, as he collects a $17 million salary for this season, there’s still the matter of the final three years of his deal (2017, 2018, 2019) with $54.6 million remaining. Could be hard to find takers for that.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while starting to actually feel badly for the Republican Party.
*Lukas Head revisits an old photo taken with Steven Stamkos and PK Subban when all three were youth hockey players together.
*A disappointed Brooks Orpik gets emotional when discussing his playoff suspension. Maybe he should stop lining up guys for predatory hits if he doesn’t want to be suspended. His track record, and unwillingness to answer the bell for his actions, is well-chronicled.
*Barry Trotz hints that the Pittsburgh Penguins received preferential treatment in the aforementioned Brooks Orpik suspension.
*A heartwarming story of the San Jose Sharks saving the black cat that somehow jumped on the ice at the Shark Tank prior to Game 1 of their playoff series.
*Congratulations to the inspirational Travis Roy, who was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame last weekend.
*Bob Hartley is fired by the Calgary Flames. Could it be that it was done to make room for Bruce Boudreau, asks Puck Daddy?
*Former Bruins enforcer PJ Stock did some kind of FaceTime television hit with Rogers Sportsnet to make some playoff predictions.
*For something completely different: Jerry Thornton has a number of local Boston businesses banning Roger Goodell from their premises.