Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 24

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Morning Skate: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Marblehead native and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider is considering jobs in Europe at this point, but it still remains a challenge for North American goalies to find work overseas.

Ty Anderson of Hockeybuzz.com reminisces about Marc Savards time with the Bruins as he continues to struggle with post-concussion syndrome.

Joe Yerdon and the Pro Hockey Talk crew has the details on the New York Islanders moving to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center in 2015.

John Davidson is ready to take the reins in Columbus, but now hes been overshadowed by the Islanders move.

Damien Cox lays the hammer down with the NHL lockout as much ado about wasting our time.

This is a spoof article, but would have been funny had it truly taken place between a blogger and Ben Eager.

Pierre Lebrun cuts through the bull as he attempts to find a solution that can work for both the NHL and NHLPA.

According to the Ottawa Sun, the Senators werent among the players called by team executives during the approved 48-hour window last week.

For something completely different: A gallery of geekfest items being auctioned off from Curt Schillings house, including swords and war hammers among other things.

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Sale hurls five shutout innings, Sandoval has two hits as Sox romp, 7-2

Chris Sale threw five shutout innings and Pablo Sandoval continued his torrid spring with two more hits as the Red Sox routed the Twins, 7-2, Sunday at the Twins' Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

Red Sox-Twins box score

Sale allowed six hits, with one walk and six strikeouts, in his 91-pitch outing. Manager John Farrell had told reporters before the game that Sale was scheduled to throw between 95 and 100 pitches. He has 26 strikeouts and 2 walks in 21 spring-training innings.

Sandoval lifted his exhibition average to .370 with a 2-for-3 performance, which included a double.

The Red Sox also got home runs from Christian Vazquez, Andrew Benintendi and Steve Selsky as they rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the seventh inning and four in the eighth.

Bradley returns to Celtics' lineup for Sunday's game vs. Heat

Bradley returns to Celtics' lineup for Sunday's game vs. Heat

BOSTON -- Avery Bradley, whose flu-like symptoms landed him in the hospital and forced him to miss Friday’s game against Phoenix, tells CSNNE.com that he will play tonight.
 
“I didn’t get [out of the hospital] until [Saturday] evening,” Bradley told CSNNE.com. “My stomach still hurts a little bit, but I’m all right. I’ll be good.”
 
The importance of Bradley to this team cannot be overstated.
 
His ability to make a major impact both as a scorer and an elite defender separates him from not only his teammates but from most guards in the NBA.
 
However, his health has been a season-long issue in some form or another, which can be seen in the fact that he has missed 24 games via injury or illness -- more than any other player on the Celtics roster.
 
When he has played, Bradley has delivered on several fronts.
 
He’s averaging 16.9 points per game while averaging 6.2 rebounds per game - both career highs -- which rank second and third, respectively, on the Celtics roster this season.