Archive for February 24th, 2008

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Rangers Rebounding | Slats Won’t Trade Jagr

Rangers Rumors & News

They’re heating up.

Just days after a demoralizing loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the Rangers got another 5-0 lead and this time held on to it against the Florida Panthers Sunday night.

Henrik Lundqvist got his career-high eighth shutout by stopping 23 shots. Since signing a six-year extension on February 12 he has allowed 10 goals in just 5 games while backstopping the Rangers to a 4-0-1 record.

Lundqvist isn’t the only one starting to get hot these days, Jaromir Jagr and his new linemates are playing better than they have all season. While Hank was inking his $41.25 million extension, Tom Renney moved the 21-year-old Brandon Dubinsky off the third-line to play on Jagr’s line. The move is paying off in a big way so far as the pair along with Sean Avery have combined for 21 points during the last five games.

With the goal that put the Rangers up 3-0 Sunday, Jagr scored in back-to-back games for the first time since December 30, 2007. …

Know Your Enemy: Phils’ Lidge Out 3-6 Weeks | BoSox Sign Bartolo

Mets Rumors & NewsYankees Rumors & News

The Phillies announced today that Brad Lidge will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monday, rendering it unlikely that the newly acquired closer will be ready to start the regular season. The injury was suffered rather innocuously on Saturday when the pitcher caught his spike in the mound on his first pitch of batting practice.

Lidge had surgery on the same knee in October in order to remove torn cartilage.

Meanwhile in Beantown, the Sox have reached a preliminary agreement on a minor league deal with mighty righty Bartolo Colon. Sounds like a low-risk, high-reward move for Boston.

Colon will provide some added depth to a rotation that will be without Curt Schilling til at least the All-Star break. Colon has been battling shoulder and elbow injuries since 2006 but could prove a solid pickup for the Sox if he’s regained a semblance of health. Colon has twice won 20-games during his 11-year career and won the Cy Young Award in …

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