Rudy Gay (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Boston, Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee reports.
Gay left Friday's game early in the first quarter with a sprained left ankle and did not return to action. He was initially considered day-to-day, but has since been downgraded to doubtful in advance of Sunday's matchup with the Celtics. Omri Casspi is the likeliest candidate to step into the starting lineup should Gay miss Sunday's contest.
Henrik Lundqvist set aside 26 of 28 shots from the Flyers on Saturday afternoon, ultimately taking home a win after a successful shootout.
Lundqvist allowed a power-play goal from rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere in the second period and an even-strength tally from forward Ryan White in the third, giving the Flyers the lead late in the game. Just when it appeared that the King would go home with a loss, Keith Yandle rifled the puck from the point and it hit the twine behind Flyers goalie Steve Mason. After a scoreless overtime, Sam Gagner misfired in the shootout and Lundqvist denied Claude Giroux while Mats Zuccarrelo and Derek Stepan scored on each of their attempts for the Blueshirts to end the game. Lundqvist desperately needed a showing like this after he went the previous three games with a save percentage worse than .900.
Le'Veon Bell (knee) still has not been cleared to run, according to ESPN.com staff writer Jeremy Fowler. "Once I get cleared to run, I'll be happy," Bell said. "I just want to get back to how I am and get ready for next season."
Bell is expected to be ready for Week 1, but has a challenging rehabilitation process ahead of him for the torn MCL and PCL sustained in Week 8 of the 2015 season. A healthy Bell tops many fantasy cheat sheets, so his progess should be monitored during the offseason right up to draft day.
Fernando Rodney was taken out of a Caribbean Series game earlier this week as a precautionary measure after feeling some leg tightness, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports.
This came a day after the San Diego Padres agreed to terms with Rodney to presumably get the first crack at closing for them this year. In three games this month for the Dominican Republic he has allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out five. There is no reason to believe the injury is anything serious, but it's worth noting as spring training approaches.
Crabbe came down with the illness not long before the
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