Olli Maatta (upper body) is expected to skate before team practices for the next several days as part of his recovery process, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Pens coach Mike Johnston sounded optimistic his defender might return in less than the three or four weeks he was originally projected to miss. "I'm hoping it might progress over the next few days," Johnston said. Maatta has already missed one week after being checked into the boards from behind by Minnesota's Nino Niederreiter.
The minus-3 rating will knock Klingberg's league-leading plus-14 rating down to a plus-11. He also added assist number 20, padding his league-leading total in that category.
J.P. Arencibia was released by the Rays on Monday.
This move was effectively made last week when the Rays designated Arencibia for assignment ahead of the Rule 5 roster deadline. Arencibia once again put his power on display at the major league level last season, smacking six homers in 24 games, but he struggled at Triple-A Durham throughout most of the year. The 29-year-old had a .227/.259/.443 line with Durham, numbers well below his career marks at that level (.258/.304/.508). Still, he figures to get a look in spring training with another club.
Jose Reyes entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to allegations of abusing his wife at Hawaii resort last month, the Associated Press reports.
With Reyes opting not to attend his arraignment, defense attorney David Sereno entered the not guilty please on his behalf. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced earlier this month that an internal investigation into the Oct. 31 incident has been launched, and the situation is expected to serve as a first test case for MLB's new domestic violence policy. The court process figures to play out in full before any possible league discipline is issued.
Thabo Sefolosha scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds, three steals and three blocks over 26 minutes in Tuesday's blowout win over the Celtics.
In his second start of the season, Sefolosha turned in another double-digit scoring performance while filling up the stat sheet nicely. Chances are he's available on the waiver wire, so if he continues to stick in the Atlanta Hawks ' starting five, look to scoop him up.