David Krejci Questionable For The Bruins Opener
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BOSTON (AP) — A major part of the Boston Bruins' success the past several years has been their depth at center. That depth might be tested early this season. Center David Krejci is questionable for the Bruins' regular-season opener Thursday at Dallas after suffering a lower-body injury. He played two shifts in a preseason game last week before practicing Tuesday in a noncontact jersey. But fellow center Patrice Bergeron is expected to be ready after suffering a groin injury during training camp.
UNDATED (AP) — Lee Stempniak has retired from the NHL after playing 14 seasons for 10 teams. The players' union and NHL.com made the announcement. The 36-year-old winger was a steady presence, playing in 70 games or more in nine seasons. The most productive year for the former Dartmouth star came with St. Louis in 2006-07 when he had 27 goals and 25 assists. He finished his career by playing two games last season with Boston.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 32 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Connecticut Sun took advantage of Elena Delle Donne's early injury exit to beat the Washington Mystics 99-87 in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals and even the series. Alyssa Thomas added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Courtney Williams had 22 points for the Sun, who dominated the paint after the 6-foot-5 Delle Donne departed in the first quarter with back spasms.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne left Game 2 of the WNBA Finals after playing only a few minutes in the first quarter because of back spasms. She never returned. Without the league's MVP, Washington lost to Connecticut 95-86, evening the best-of-five series at 1-1. Mystics coach Mike Thibault said that his star would get an MRI on her back Wednesday.