FORT MYERS, Fla. Left fielder Carl Crawford, who has been slowed in his rehab from left wrist surgery in mid-January, is progressing. He was expected to swing in the batting cage, throw, and take 20 bunts today.
He feels really good about where he is right now, manager Bobby Valentine said. He thinks he could play in a game right now, if you talk to Carl. He feels that good. His wrist is no problem at all. And he has resided in the fact that there is a program that the medical staff has him on that hes going to stay on religiously. And hes been great with that.
When the Red Sox head north next week, the likelihood is that Crawford will stay in Fort Myers.
I did talk with him about it, Valentine said. Im probably thinking hes going to stay here. Stay where its warm as much as possible and get the most productive days in. Were working on staff that will be here with him.
According to The Vertical, the Celtics waived shooting guard R.J. Hunter on Monday.
Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Monday that James Young had won the final spot on Boston’s roster, making Hunter the odd man out. Wojnarowski noted that the team attempted to trade him for a second-round pick but were unsuccessful.
The Celtics chose Hunter 28th overall in the 2015 draft. He played in 36 games for Boston as a rookie, averaging 2.7 points and one rebound per game.
BRIGHTON, Mass. -- The B’s goaltending carousel continued on Monday with young netminder Malcolm Subban getting recalled by the NHL club on emergency recall after Zane McIntyre was sent back down to the P-Bruins on Sunday. Subban started on the ice with the rest of the team at Monday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena along with Anton Khudobin, but the Russian backup goalie departed the ice early from Monday’s practice presumably with some kind of issue.
Subban has been pulled from two of his four starts for Providence this season, and the former first round pick is 0-3-1 with 4.50 goals against average and .846 save percentage after coming back from last season’s fractured larynx injury.
Tuukka Rask was once again absent from the practice ice, and hasn’t skated with the team since last playing in Thursday night’s win over the New Jersey Devils while clearly dealing with a lower body injury. So the Bruins ended Monday’s practice with only Subban between the pipes, and a swiss-cheese-like blue shooting tarp covering the other net for the B’s shooters.
With that in mind, here are the line combos and D-pairings for Monday’s practice with the Minnesota Wild coming to town on Tuesday:
Khudobin (left early)