BOSTON - The trend of hiding injuries is nothing new in sports. But Chicago coach Joel Quenneville may have added a new wrinkle to the art of deception.
Blackhawks star Marian Hossa was a late scratch for Game 3 Monday against the Bruins, replaced by Ben Smith.
On Tuesday, Quenneville was quizzed why Smith hadn't taken part in the warmup if there was a chance that Hossa could not go.
MAPLE, Ont. - The Great One firmly believes the NHL will return to Quebec City.
The Quebec capital has been without an NHL franchise since the Nordiques left in 1995. But hockey legend Wayne Gretzky said Tuesday his gut feeling is that Quebec City will again have its own pro hockey franchise.
SAN FRANCISCO - Major League Baseball is dragging its feet on having team owners vote on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to a new ballpark over 60 kilometres south in San Jose, Calif., said San Jose city officials in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The lawsuit — filed in federal court in San Jose — is disputing MLB's exemption from federal antitrust law, which MLB has used as a "guise" to control the location of teams, according to the suit.
VANCOUVER - Brad Knighton will attempt to improve his job security Wednesday night.
The Vancouver goalkeeper is looking to cut down his goals against as the Whitecaps host Chivas USA at B.C. Place Stadium. His role as the club's starter — and future with the team — have come into question amidst reports that the Whitecaps are attempting to secure the services of a new 'keeper.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees was postponed by rain Tuesday night, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry.
The game was called about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday, with start times of 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Defenceman Slava Voynov agreed to a new six-year, $25 million contract Tuesday with the Los Angeles Kings, who signed yet another young cornerstone to a long-term deal.
The 23-year-old Siberian would have been a restricted free agent this summer after his breakout playoff performance for the Kings, whose Stanley Cup title defence ended in the Western Conference finals against Chicago.
Defenceman Mark Streit is staying in Philadelphia
Less than a week after Streit was acquired by the Flyers in a trade with the New York Islanders, the 35-year-old defenceman agreed to a four-year $21 million contract, according to a person familiar with deal.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Flyers had not announced the move on Tuesday, a day after Canada's TSN first reported the deal had been reached.
TORONTO - John Herdman has pleaded patience with his work-in-progress women's soccer team this season.
Two more newcomers will have the chance to audition for Canada's head coach when the Canadians play perennial powerhouse Germany in a friendly on Wednesday.
Defender Rachel Melhado and forward Melissa Busque earned their first call-ups to the senior side, part of an identification plan that Herdman hopes will make his team younger and better.
VANCOUVER - Vancouver Whitecaps winger Kekuta Manneh has been suspended one game for a collision with New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
Vancouver coach Martin Rennie revealed the suspension after a practice Tuesday. The Whitecaps will not appeal the suspension, and Manneh will sit out Wednesday's home game against Chivas USA.
"The (MLS) disciplinary committee decided that, when he bumped with Shuttleworth. it was reckless, I think, and they've decided to suspend him for (Wednesday's) game," said Rennie.
BOSTON - Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille and Tyler Seguin have proved to be a winning combination for the Boston Bruins.
"I'm just a little ticked off that I didn't put them together sooner," Boston coach Claude Julien joked Tuesday.
Julien threw the line together in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final and it has quickly become a thorn in the side of the Chicago Blackhawks.