Peverley skates prior to Bruins practice


Peverley skates prior to Bruins practice

WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Rich Peverley skated with strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides, prior to the team's late afternoon practice at Ristuccia Arena on Friday.

Peverley has been out since mid-February with an MCL sprain. He was originally scheduled to miss 4-6 weeks, but appears to be ahead of schedule.

His return can't come soon enough for a Bruins team struggling to piece together cohesive lines and wins.

More to come . . .

Red Sox exec Amiel Sawdaye follows Hazen to Arizona


Red Sox exec Amiel Sawdaye follows Hazen to Arizona

The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.

Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.

The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".

The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.