Peverley to miss games for 'personal matters'

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Peverley to miss games for 'personal matters'

SUNRISE, Fl. When Rich Peverley was missing from morning skate at the BankAtlantic Center, one might have expected his nagging undisclosed injury was bothering him again. But instead, the shifty winger will miss tonights game against the Florida Panthers and is also expected to miss Tuesday nights game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Bruins coach Claude Julien wouldnt get into the reasons behind Peverleys absence, but indicated that hell probably meet the team in New Jersey for Thursday nights game against the Devils to close out the four-game road trip.

Peverley has been excused from our hockey club to attend to some personal matters back in Boston, said Claude Julien. In likelihood he should join us back in New Jersey.

Zach Hamill has been penciled into Peverleys spot on the third line right wing, and will play after being scratched in favor of Jordan Caron over the last two games. In other pregame news, Tuukka Rask was the first goalie off the ice during morning skate and is expected to start between the pipes while Adam McQuaid (right forearm from blocked shot) should also be in the lineup.

The projected lines for tonights game against the Panthers are:

Forwards:
Pouliot-Bergeron-Seguin
Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Caron-Kelly-Hamill
Paille-Campbell-Thornton

Defensemen:
Chara-Boychuk
Seidenberg-Corvo
Ference-McQuaid

Goaltenders:
Rask
Thomas

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Fridays' Patriots-Ravens practice report: Richards returns to the field

Friday's practice participation/injury report for Monday night's Patriots-Ravens game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder)
DB Jordan Richards (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring)
DB Eric Rowe (hamstring)
WR/SpT Matthew Slater (foot)

BALTIMORE RAVENS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Crockett Gilmore (thigh)
LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related)
RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh)
C Jeremy Zuttah (not injury related)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
G Alex Lewis (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION
G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Youkilis weighs in on Valentine possibly being Japan ambassador

Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis. 

Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time. 

The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.

Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball.