Lucic missing from practice; fan stricken at Wilmington


Lucic missing from practice; fan stricken at Wilmington

WILMINGTON The line combinations are a little different today with Bruins power forward Milan Lucic absent from practice at Ristuccia Arena this morning. Instead, free-agent camp invite Jay Pandolfo is wearing a white practice jersey and skating on the top line at left wing with David Krejci and Nathan Horton.

Pandolfo had been in a line with rookies Ryan Spooner, Lane MacDermid and Jamie Tardif throughout training camp, and perhaps gets to show his worth stepping in as a veteran extra forward when called upon due to injuries or personal reasons.

Lucics wife was expecting their first child this month, so that may be the reason behind his absence. Gregory Campbell had taken Lucics place camped in front of the net on the first unit power play drills as Nathan Horton covered the slot area, Tyler Seguin worked the half-wall and Zdeno Chara and David Krejci manned the points.

A fan was also treated medically and taken off via ambulance at the very start of practice, and it appeared they were administering CPR on the fan in the stands. Bruins players stopped practice while the fan was treated and then left the ice temporarily while the practice observer was taken off on a stretcher. Best wishes to that person, as it was a truly scary situation when a crowd of fans and medical personnel gathered round them to administer emergency treatment.

The rest of the lines and defensemen pairings are the same as theyve been at practice:




Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask questions


Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask questions

BOSTON -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter. She said she took Hernandez's last name in 2015.

Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting two men in Boston in July 2012 after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. He is also charged with witness intimidation in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly to silence him about the killings.

Jenkins-Hernandez repeatedly said she could not recall details about conversations with Hernandez after the 2012 killings and after Bradley's shooting in 2013.

She said she didn't ask Hernandez for details about Bradley's shooting, even though Hernandez and Bradley were close friends.

"[Bradley] was not my friend . . . Yes, it's a sad situation [but] why should I press about something like that?" she said.

Jenkins-Hernandez also said she did not recall getting a call from Hernandez at 2:37 a.m. on July 16, 2012, minutes after prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car at a stop light in Boston. Prosecutors said phone records show a 17-second call from Hernandez to her at that time.

Hernandez has denied shooting the men. His lawyer told the jury during opening statements that Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

Bradley testified he saw Hernandez shoot the men. He also said Hernandez shot him in the face months later after he made a remark about the Boston shootings.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.

Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen


Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen

In this week's jam packed episode of's "Celtics Talk Podcast", Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with former Celtic Leon Powe about this year's team, plus his role on the 2008 Championship squad. Powe tells some great stories about Kevin Garnett, and has an interesting take on Ray Allen not being invited to the reunion vacation Rajon Rondo is planning.

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Also included in this week's episode, Brian Scalabrine's interview with head coach Brad Stevens, plus the "Celtics PostUp" crew talks with Jae Crowder about his many nicknames, whether the 1st seed in the East is important, and his improvement on the floor.