WILMINGTON, Mass -- The Bruins started off their trade deadline day with a couple of in-house transactions, recalling defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk and forward Max Sauve to the Bruins.
It's the second recall for Bodnarchuk, who went on the six-game road trip with the Bruins but didn't appear in any. That may change this week with Johnny Boychuk still feeling a little foggy a day after taking a thunderous Chris Neil body check on Saturday night.
It's the first call to the NHL for young Max Sauve, who scored 21 goals for the Providence Bruins last season. Sauve has been limited to 27 games because of a concussion he suffered earlier this season, but he has 3 goals in his last 4 games since returning to full strength.
Both players are expected to take part in Bruins practice Monday morning at Ristuccia Arena.
Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.
The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.
Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.
Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.
We're thinking that's not a regulation height rim.
And the All-Star dunk contest next year might have to be sanctioned by NASCAR.