EL SEGUNDO, CA The West Coast trips for NHL teams are often eye-opening experiences for hockey players that have never been to that part of the world, and Bruins mischievous due of Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin took in Beverly Hill and Rodeo Drive on their Friday off-day.
Both were members of the Bruins when they traveled out to Los Angeles last season, of course, and Seguin was actually drafted No. 2 overall at the Staples Center in Los Angeles two years ago.
But theyd never been to the most famous zip code in the United States before this current trip.
Seguin said he did a little bit of clothes shopping in area known for its clothing stores and world famous areas of commerce, and he couldnt help but feel like he was dropped into one of his favorite TV shows.
We did a little bit of shopping and a lot just watching the people around us. Its a whole different world over there, said Seguin, who sounded like he had the full Axel Foley experience in his first time taking in Beverly Hills. The people are all dressed up like theyre straight out of TV show or a movie and there were beautiful women everywhere you looked.
I honestly felt like I was in a scene right out of Entourage. It was a good way to get our minds off hockey for the afternoon, but I was back checking all of the games scores last night when we got back to the hotel.
Seguin, Marchand and the rest of the Bruins were immediately back into business mode for an optional skate at the Toyota Sports Center practice facility home of the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday morning. Theyre off the shopping sprees and starlet-watching, and now fully prepared to wrap up their trip to the West Coast with a strong weekend finish against the Kings and the Ducks.
The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DL Jabaal Sheard (knee)
TE Ladarius Green (concussion/illness)
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
RB Le'Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bay (illness)
DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
WALTHAM, Mass. – The right Achilles’ strain that has kept Avery Bradley out of five of the Celtics’ past six games, will continue to keep the 6-foot-2 guard sidelined.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Bradley will not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Stevens added that no additional tests have been taken and the Achilles’ itself is structurally fine.
“He’s got a lot of soreness around it, and that’s one of those things you have to be ultra-careful with,” said Stevens, who later added that Bradley would not practice with the team today. “When he [Bradley] came back, he said he felt a lot better, and then he played and the next day he practiced. We didn’t do anything live but he did a lot of cutting and did not feel near as good. That’s why he didn’t play Wednesday.”
The absence of Bradley was clearly felt in a 117-106 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday, a game in which Knicks guard Derrick Rose – the man Bradley would have likely spent defending most of the game – scored 30 points.
This season, all-NBA first team defender is the Celtics’ No. 2 scorer at 17 points per game along with averaging a team-best 6.9 rebounds.
In addition, Bradley is shooting a career-best 40.9 percent from 3-point range, as well as dishing out 2.4 assists per game, which also represents a career-high for the 26-year-old.