Team Canada skated to a 6-2 win over the Czech Republic in Montreal on Tuesday but lost defenceman Aaron Ekblad in the process. Paul Martha Jersey Store . Ekblad was on the receiving end of a ferocious hit at the Czech Republic blue line in the third period, was wobbly on his skates as he left the ice and did not return. After the game, Ekblad was seen walking around and joking with teammates. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Ekblad was drafted first overall by the Florida Panthers at the NHL Draft in June. Haydn Fleury, Anthony Duclair, Frederik Gauthier each had a goal and an assist for Canada while Sam Reinhart, Curtis Lazar and Nicholas Paul also scored for Canada. Zachary Fucale stopped all nine shots he faced in the Canadian net while Tristan Jarry made five saves on seven shots in relief of Fucale. Highly touted prospect Connor McDavid was not in the lineup. Canada faces Russia on Wednesday and you can watch all the live action exclusively on TSN.ca and TSN GO at 7pm et/4pm pt. Richard Bell Jersey Store .com) - Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 11. Mike Nott Jersey Store .ca! There is plenty of blame to be shared as a result of the most recent NHL player (Pittsburghs Brooks Orpik) to be evacuated from the ice on a stretcher following an ugly incident Saturday night in Boston.PHILADELPHIA - Right-winger Linden Vey was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday by the Los Angeles Kings for the 50th overall pick. The 22-year-old Vey had five assists in 18 games for Los Angeles last season. He had 55 goals and 103 assists over three season with the Manchester Monarchs, the Kiings American Hockey League affiliate. Dave Pacella Jersey Store . Vancouver acquired the 50th pick in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. The Canucks sent defenceman Jason Garrison, the rights to forward Jeff Costello and a seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to Tampa in return. ' ' '
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Bernhard Langer birdied the final six holes for a share of the lead with Bart Bryant on Friday in the Champions Tours Insperity Invitational. Jordan Montgomery Jersey . Langer matched Bryant at 6-under 66 at The Woodlands Country Club. Langer won the 2007 event at Augusta Pines and successfully defended his title in 2008 at The Woodlands. The 56-year-old German player won the season-opening event in Hawaii for his 19th Champions Tour title and has 20 straight under-par rounds. The birdie streak tied Dan Forsmans 2009 tournament record. "You want to keep going," Langer said. "I was sad the day was over. I wouldve liked to try a few more holes to make a few more birdies." Bryant won the Dicks Sporting Goods Open last year for his lone victory on the 50-and-over tour. He rebounded from a bogey on the par-5 13th with three straight birdies. "I felt like it was a real anomaly, but then to hit a really good iron shot and salvage the bogey was pretty big," he said. "That kept my spirits up." Defending champion Esteban Toledo was a stroke back. Last year, he became the first Mexican winner in Champions Tour history, beating Mike Goodes with a par on the third hole of a playoff. "I just have to get used to the position where Im at," Toledo said. "Im not scared. Ive played on the tour against Tiger in front of 50,000 people. Maybe more than that. Im not afraid to lose. I might lose but Im not afraid." Toledo, who moved to The Woodlands after last years tournament, said he is still in a whirlwind from that win. "To be honest with you, I cant believe I see my pictures on those little badges," he said. "Its funny to me. Ive never seen anything like that. It kind of got me going." Woodlands resident Jeff Maggert, Fred Funk and Joe Daley shot 68. Maggert won in Mississippi in March in his first start on the 50-and-over tour. Funk won the 2012 event and the 1992 Houston Open on the course. Fred Couples, the 2010 winner and a former University of Houston player, had a 69. He won in March in Newport Beach, Calif. Clint Frazier Jersey . -- The Sacramento Kings and guard Jimmer Fredette have completed a buyout of his contract, clearing the way for the former BYU sensation to become a free agent. Roger Maris Jersey . "Yes, Id like to get them in," Detroits rookie manager said. "Mother Natures going to have a say in that." Sure enough, the Tigers had their game against the Kansas City Royals postponed because of rain on Thursday.Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Gustav Nyquist scored the lone goal of the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings clawed their way back from a three-goal deficit to defeat the New Jersey Devils, 5-4, on Friday. Nyquist, Detroits third shooter, veered to the right circle before cutting to the slot and unleashing a wrister over the glove of Cory Schneider into the top right corner of the net. Michael Ryder had a chance to prolong the skills competition, but Petr Mrazek turned aside his offering with a blocker save for the win. Drew Miller netted the game-tying goal halfway through the third period and Riley Sheahan, Xavier Ouellet and Justin Abdelkader all scored for the Red Wings, who won their third straight game. Mrazek made 21 saves plus three more during the shootout in his second start of the season. Mike Cammalleri scored twice, Jaromir Jagr supplied a goal and an assist and Peter Harrold found the back of the net for the Devils, who have dropped five of their last six games. Schneider turned aside 28 shots in defeat. No excuses for us. I think were ready to not dwell on this, though. We cant dwell on it. We cant start overthinking things, said Cammalleri. Weve got to pull up our socks, man up a bit, wake up tomorrow and go play a big one. Detroit cut the deficit in half early in the second as Oullet one-timed a shot from in tight for his first NHL goal to make it a 4-2 game. On the power play, Henrik Zetterberg took a pass from down low and sent the puck to Abdelkader, who made it a one-goal game on a quick shot in front with 7:09 to play in the middle stanza. Niklas Kronwall rushed in from the point and skated in on net, but had his backhander blocked. Miller was there, however, to deposit the rebound into the back of the net for a 4-4 game midway through the third. Both netminders made big saves late to send the game into overtime. Ben Heller Jersey . Mrazek barely got a piece of a Ruutu deflection to keep it a tied game late in the extra session. New Jersey opened the scoring 2:18 into the game after Jagr whacked home the a rebound in front, but Sheahan re-directed Kronwalls blast for a power-play goal to tie the game 1:32 later. The Devils reclaimed the lead on Cammalleris wrister from the top of the left circle past a screened Mrazek at 13:52. Harrold scored his first goal of the season to make it a 3-1 game with 4:42 remaining in the first period, as he took Jagrs neutral-zone feed and sent a wrister over the glove of Mrazek. Adam Henrique skated up into the slot and sent a cross-ice pass to Damon Severson at the right circle. Cammalleri finished off the play after taking a pass from Severson down low for his second of the night just 28 seconds into the second. Game Notes Jagr moved into sole possession of sixth place and surpassed Mike Gartner on the NHLs all-time goals list when he scored his 709th in the first ... Detroit us 11-2-1 in its last 14 games against New Jersey ... It was Detroits first win in the shootout this season after losing the previous three instances ... Greene played in his 500th NHL game ... Mrazeks other start was a 28-save performance in a 4-3 win over Winnipeg on Nov. 20 ... Devils forwards Travis Zajac (lower body) and Henrique (upper body) left the game in the third and did not return ... Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock tied Glen Sather for 20th all-time with 497 wins ... Detroit also defeated New Jersey, 1-0, on Nov. 7 ... The two teams will conclude the season series at Joe Louis Arena on New Years Eve. ' ' '
DENVER - Broncos special teams standout David Bruton Jr. Sam Perkins Jersey . was carted off the field after a block in the back while covering a punt Sunday against Oakland.The team said he suffered a concussion and wouldnt return.Bruton was racing downfield when he was hit from behind by Denico Autry, who drew a flag on the play. Bruton stayed on the ground for several minutes before a cart was called. Raiders QB Derek Carr patted him on the chest as Bruton was driven away.Right before disappearing through the tunnel, Bruton waved to the crowd.Earlier in the game, left guard Orlando Franklin left the game with a concussion. He was replaced by Ben Garland.The Denver offensive line has paved the way for three TDs rushing by tailback C.J. Anderson.Franklin has started every game this season as he moved over to the left side after playing right tackle in 2013. He was a second-round pick in the 2011 draft out of Miami.Oakland defensive end C.J. Wilson left in the first half with a hand injury. His return was questionable.Veteran defensive back Charles Woodson hobbled off twice — once holding his right arm — but returned to the field each time.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Hamidou Diallo Jersey . Cammalleri suffered a concussion in the Flames 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. The 31-year-old forward did not travel with the team to Carolina. Mike Muscala Jersey .Shipulin pulled away from Martin Fourcade of France, Simon Eder of Austria and Fredrik Lindstrom of Sweden to finish in 35 minutes 16.8 seconds. Fourcade was 1.2 seconds back in second place to reclaim the overall World Cup lead, with Eder another 0.Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was behind the bench to lead Canada to a second straight gold medal at the Sochi Olympics. He wont have to face the goaltender he rode to that honour when the Red Wings take on the Montreal Canadiens as Carey Price will not be in uniform for the next two games. The game can be seen live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. Price was hurt at the start of Wednesdays practice after facing just one shot as the team worked on their power play. He left the ice in discomfort and appeared to be favouring his leg. During the Olympics, the Canadiens starting goaltender posted consecutive shutouts for Canada in the semifinals and gold medal game and ended the Olympic tournament with a 5-0 record, a 0.59 goals against average and .972 save percentage. Montreal enters Tuesday hoping to pick up where it left off. The Canadiens won their last three games before the Olympics and went 5-1-1 over their seven final outings prior to the break. The Habs are sitting one point behind Tampa Bay for second place in the Atlantic and eight in back of Boston for the division lead. The Canadiens also are locked in a tie with rival Toronto in both the Atlantic and East standings. The Canadiens will get forward Alex Galchenyuk back in the lineup on Wednesday for the first time since Jan. 6 when he broke his hand in a game against Florida. The sophomore has 10 goals and 13 assists in 44 games this season. The Red Wings posted a 4-1 home win over Montreal on Jan. 24 in the first of four regular-season meetings between the clubs this season. It was the third win for Detroit over the last four games of this series. but the Red Wings head coach is now faced with the unenviable task of getting Detroit back to the playoffs for a 23rd straight season. Babcocks Red Wings hope to aid their postseason quest on Wednesday, when they return from the NHLs Olympic break to visit the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Detroit would be in the playoffs if the season ended right now, but the club is only one point ahead of a three teams -- Columbus, Ottawa and Washington -- for the Eastern Conferences final berth. Tom Meschery Jersey . . While Babcock was coaching Canada to gold, the captain of his NHL team -- Henrik Zetterberg -- was recovering from recent back surgery. Zetterberg suited up for Team Sweden once in Sochi before returning to the United States to have a procedure that removed what Red Wings general manager Ken Holland called a "floating piece of a disk lodged in a nerve in his back." After undergoing the surgery on Friday, Zetterberg, who is leading Detroit in goals (16) and assists (32) this season, is expected to be out of action for 7-to-8 weeks. Zetterbergs absence could make it difficult for the Red Wings to keep their amazing postseason appearance streak going, but the club is still eager to get back to the task at hand. After visiting Montreal, which is six points ahead of Detroit in the Atlantic Division and East standings, the Red Wings will make a stop to battle the playoff-hopeful Senators on Thursday. "Two of the biggest games of the year by far. Were chasing Montreal and Ottawa is chasing us," said Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey. "So theres nothing like having 20-odd days off and coming back and playing huge games. We know the playoffs are going to come down to one or two points, so easily it could come down to these two games. We know that going in and that?s why were so focused on getting ready for them." Wednesdays game marks the continuation of a five-game road trip that began before the Olympics. Detroit, which is 15-9-4 as the guest this season compared to a poor 11-11-8 mark at home, split road games against Florida and Tampa Bay before the NHL went on hiatus. Following Thursdays showdown with the Senators, the Red Wings will have four full days of rest before capping their swing next Tuesday at New Jersey. ' ' '