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  • Craig James DET DB
    Craig James: Reaches injury settlement
    2h ago

    The Lions released James (undisclosed) from injured reserve with an injury settlement Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    James was placed on the Lions' IR on Tuesday after sustaining some sort of injury during minicamp, and the team has now reached an injury settlement with the 28-year-old cornerback. The four-year veteran is now free to sign elsewhere once he returns to full health.

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  • Raekwon McMillan NE MLB
    Patriots' Raekwon McMillan: Past Achilles injury
    2h ago

    McMillan (Achilles) was spotted working on during the Patriots' mandatory minicamp session Wednesday, Doug Kyed of The Boston Herald reports.

    McMillan missed all of the Patriots' 2023 campaign after partially tearing his Achilles before the season, but it now seems as if he's back at full health. The Ohio State product appeared in 16 games and made 35 total tackles in 2022, and he's expected to compete for another depth role in New England's linebacker corps going into next season.

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  • Jonas Griffith DEN LB
    Broncos' Jonas Griffith: Back for minicamp
    2h ago

    Griffith (knee) was spotted working out during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp session.

    Griffith missed all of Denver's 2023 campaign due to a knee injury suffered in early August last year, but it now seems as if he's moved past the issue. Across his two seasons in the NFL, the Indiana State product has appeared in 21 games and recorded 92 total tackles, including four tackles for loss, while also intercepting one pass. Now that Griffith is back at full health, he's expected to compete for a depth role in the Broncos' outside linebacker corps.

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  • Riley Moss DEN CB
    Broncos' Riley Moss: Past back issue
    2h ago

    Moss (back) was spotted participating in Denver's mandatory minicamp session Wednesday, Keith Cummings of Sports Illustrated reports.

    The second-year cornerback was held out of practices earlier in the offseason with a back injury, but it now seems as if he's moved past the issue. Moss saw minimal work on the Broncos' defense during his rookie campaign, tallying six total tackles while playing just 23 defensive snaps through 14 games. He's expected to compete for another depth role in Denver's secondary now that he's returned to form.

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  • Cole Holcomb PIT LB
    Steelers' Cole Holcomb: On track for training camp
    3h ago

    Head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Wednesday that Holcomb (knee) is on track to be ready for training camp, Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now reports.

    There was speculation earlier this offseason that Holcomb's knee injury was severe enough to force the 27-year-old linebacker to medically retire, but it seems like he'll be able to return to the field after all. Holcomb appeared in eight games before sustaining his season-ending injury in 2023, recording 54 total tackles, including four tackles for loss, while also tallying two passes defended and two forced fumbles. He's expected to retain a substantial role in the Steelers' linebacker corps once he moves past his knee issue.

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  • Buddha Jones TROY DT
    Seahawks' Buddha Jones: Back on IR
    3h ago

    Jones (undisclosed) reverted to Seattle's injured reserve list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Jones cleared waivers after being dropped by the Seahawks with an injury designation just two days ago, and thus he's reverted to the team's IR. The nature and severity of Jones' injury are still unknown, but he'll need to reach an injury settlement with Seattle if he wants a chance to suit up this season.

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  • Eddys Leonard DET SS
    Tigers' Eddys Leonard: Back in action for Toledo
    5m ago

    Leonard (oblique) was reinstated from Triple-A Toledo's 7-day injured list June 4 and has gone 3-for-18 with a double, two walks, an RBI and a run scored in five games since rejoining the club.

    Leonard had resided on the shelf at Toledo since early April with a left oblique strain. Before being activated, Leonard made eight rehab appearances with Single-A Lakeland and went 5-for-22 with a double and two stolen bases.

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  • Grant Anderson TEX RP
    Rangers' Grant Anderson: Optioned to Triple-A
    18m ago

    The Rangers optioned Anderson to Triple-A Round Rock on Wednesday.

    Anderson hasn't found much success in the majors since joining the Rangers in May, posting a 9.53 ERA and 1.76 WHIP through 17 innings. He'll now head back to Triple-A in order to right the ship, and Brock Burke (hand) will come off the injured list to fill the opening in Texas' bullpen.

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  • Brock Burke TEX RP
    Rangers' Brock Burke: Reinstated from IL
    22m ago

    The Rangers reinstated Burke (hand) from the 60-day injured list Wednesday.

    Burke has been on the injured list since mid-April with a broken right (non-throwing) hand. He began a rehab assignment May 16, posting a 2.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through 11 innings across nine appearances -- seven of which came in Triple-A. The left-hander will presumably slide into a middle relief role with the Rangers, and his return will push Grant Anderson back to Triple-A Round Rock.

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  • Nate Savino ARI SP
    Diamondbacks' Nate Savino: Sticking around in rookie ball
    26m ago

    Single-A Visalia activated Savino (shoulder) from the 7-day injured list and assigned him to the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on May 23.

    Savino had already made four rehab appearances in the ACL before being activated. After he missed the entire 2023 season while recovering from shoulder surgery, Savino will get some extended time in rookie ball to hone his control before he reports to a full-season affiliate. Through eight appearances (six starts) in the ACL thus far, Savino has posted an 0.69 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 18:10 K:BB in 13 innings.

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  • Kevin Newman ARI SS
    Diamondbacks' Kevin Newman: Moving into reserve role
    34m ago

    Newman is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    He'll sit for the second day in a row and looks set to see a steep reduction in playing time moving forward after the Diamondbacks brought back top shortstop Geraldo Perdomo from the injured list Tuesday. Newman joined the Diamondbacks in the second week of the season following Perdomo's placement on the IL and hit .266 with two home runs and two stolen bases over 49 games.

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  • Trevor Megill MIL RP
    Brewers' Trevor Megill: Records 11th save
    1h ago

    Megill earned the save Wednesday in a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays, working around a hit and a walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

    After Toronto logged three straight hits off Hoby Milner to start the ninth, the Brewers turned to Megill to shut the door. He'd get off to a shaky start, allowing two inherited runs to score after a hit and a walk, though he'd ultimately settle in and close out the 5-3 victory. The 30-year-old Megill has now converted Milwaukee's last three save chances while allowing just one earned run in his last seven appearances. Megill's converted 11 of 12 save opportunities this year while working to a 1.89 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 25:5 K:BB across 19 innings.

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  • Kristaps Porzingis BOS C
    Celtics' Kristaps Porzingis: Could miss rest of Finals
    1h ago

    There's "real doubt" that Porzingis (lower leg) will be able to return at any point in the NBA Finals against Dallas, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports Wednesday.

    Porzingis was initially labeled questionable for Wednesday's Game 3 but wasn't cleared by the Celtics' medical staff ahead of the contest. The 28-year-old voiced his willingness to do whatever it takes to play leading up to Wednesday's tilt, but he may not be medically cleared before the series ends. Porzingis had missed 10 straight games before the Finals with a calf strain that's unrelated to his lower leg injury, but was key contributor off the bench in the Celtics' Games 1 and 2 wins. Al Horford should continue to start at center while Luke Kornet, Xavier Tillman and Oshae Brissett are candidates to see action behind Horford. There should be more updates regarding Porzingis' health leading up to Friday's Game 4, though he should be considered questionable at best for the contest.

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  • Luka Doncic DAL PG
    Mavericks' Luka Doncic: Available for Game 3
    2h ago

    Doncic (chest) is available for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Celtics on Wednesday.

    As expected, Doncic has been upgraded from probable to available for the first matchup in Dallas after Boston took the first two games at home. Doncic needed a pain-killing injection before Game 2 and might require something similar for Game 3, but no specifics were released ahead of tipoff. Doncic posted 32 points (12-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-8 FT), 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals in 42 minutes during Game 2.

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  • Kristaps Porzingis BOS C
    Celtics' Kristaps Porzingis: Ruled out for Game 3
    2h ago

    Porzingis has been ruled out for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Mavericks on Wednesday due to a left posterior tibialis dislocation.

    Porzingis played through the pain for a couple of minutes after suffering the injury during the third quarter of Game 2 on Sunday and was doing everything he could to suit up for Game 3, but the medical staff is shutting him down for at least one game. When Porzingis was sidelined earlier in the postseason, Luke Kornet, Xavier Tillman and Oshae Brissett were part of the rotation at times. However, Al Horford will continue to start at center and should be the biggest beneficiary of Porzingis' absence. Porzingis can be considered day-to-day ahead of Friday's Game 4 in Dallas.

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  • Yuta Watanabe MEM SF
    Yuta Watanabe: Finds opportunity in Japan
    12h ago

    Watanabe agreed Wednesday to a contract with the Chiba Jets of the Japanese B.League, Donatas Urbonas of BasketNews.com reports.

    The terms of Watanabe's deal aren't clear, but he should immediately become one of the B.League's top players after spending parts of the last six seasons in the NBA with the Grizzlies, Raptors, Nets and Suns. The 29-year-old forward appeared in 34 games for Phoenix in 2023-24 and averaged 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.7 three-pointers in 13.6 minutes but didn't make an appearance for Memphis after being sent to the Grizzlies in February on a deadline deal. Watanabe holds a $2.65 million player option for 2024-25, but he'll presumably decline that to facilitate his return to his home country of Japan. He's also expected to suit up for the Japanese national team during the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

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  • Kristaps Porzingis BOS C
    Celtics' Kristaps Porzingis: Questionable for Game 3
    1d ago

    Porzingis (lower leg) is questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals versus the Mavericks on Wednesday, Justin Turpin of WEEI.com reports.

    Porzingis was seen walking around with a sleeve on his left ankle during media availability but seemed to be in good spirits, as he has stated he will do everything he can to play in Game 3, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports. While the 28-year-old has told reporters he wants to play, it is ultimately up to the Celtics' medical staff to determine whether or not Porzingis will be cleared in time for Wednesday after suffering a torn medial retinaculum in the third quarter of Game 2. Porzingis has missed 10 games this postseason due to an unrelated right calf strain, accumulating 32 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and an assist while shooting 12-for-20 from the field across two games since his return. For now, there is no indication Porzingis will be ruled out for Game 3, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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  • Luka Doncic DAL PG
    Mavericks' Luka Doncic: Probable ahead of Game 3
    1d ago

    Doncic (chest) is probable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals versus the Celtics on Wednesday but said Tuesday during media availability that he "feels good" ahead of Game 3, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Doncic has been a mainstay on the injury report but has not missed a postseason game yet, averaging 29.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.8 steals across 19 playoff games. The All-Star has dealt with a right knee sprain, left ankle soreness, and most recently, a thoracic contusion that required a pain-killing injection before Game 2. Doncic was stellar in Sunday's 105-98 Game 2 loss to Boston, racking up 32 points (12-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-8 FT), 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals across 42 minutes. The 25-year-old will look to lead the Mavericks to their first win of the series in Dallas after dropping the first two games on the road.

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  • Angus Crookshank OTT LW
    Senators' Angus Crookshank: Signs new deal
    2h ago

    Crookshank signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Wednesday, per PuckPedia.

    Crookshank made his NHL debut in 2023-24, picking up three points, 20 shots on net, 20 hits and a minus-3 rating over 13 appearances. He also had 46 points in 50 contests with AHL Belleville. Crookshank will likely spend some time in the minors in 2024-25, but he may be ready to push for a larger role at the NHL level.

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  • Evander Kane EDM LW
    Oilers' Evander Kane: Questionable for Thursday
    6h ago

    Kane (hip) is questionable for Game 3 against Florida on Thursday, per Dan Rosen of NHL.com.

    Kane has four goals, eight points, 37 PIM and 64 hits in 20 playoff contests this year. Corey Perry, who was a healthy scratch in Game 2 on Monday, is projected to draw back into the lineup at the expense of Ryan McLeod on Thursday. However, if Kane ends up being unavailable, then both Perry and McLeod might dress for Game 3.

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  • Darnell Nurse EDM D
    Oilers' Darnell Nurse: Slated to play in Game 3
    6h ago

    Nurse (hip) is expected to play in Game 3 against Florida on Thursday, Chris Johnston of The Athletic reports Wednesday.

    Nurse was initially questionable after sustaining a hip injury during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers, and that concern only grew after he missed Wednesday's practice, per Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED. However, coach Kris Knoblauch expects the 29-year-old Nurse to be available Thursday. Nurse has struggled in the 2024 playoffs, recording just three assists and posting a terrible minus-15 rating over 20 appearances.

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  • Nathan Todd SJ C
    Sharks' Nathan Todd: Hits unconditional waivers
    1d ago

    Todd was placed on unconditional waivers Tuesday for the purpose of contract termination, per CapFriendly.

    Todd generated 19 goals and 55 points in 69 regular-season contests for AHL San Jose during the 2023-24 campaign. The 28-year-old forward doesn't have any NHL experience yet. Per Max Miller of The Hockey News, Todd intends to sign in Russia for the 2024-25 season.

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  • Aleksander Barkov FLA C
    Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Making progress
    1d ago

    Barkov (upper body) is progressing ahead of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday against Edmonton, according to Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.

    Barkov's availability for Thursday's contest is in question due to an injury he sustained during the third period of Monday's 4-1 victory over the Oilers. He will be assessed further Wednesday, but head coach Paul Maurice expressed optimism Tuesday that they will be in "good shape" if the 28-year-old forward continues to make positive progress. Barkov has registered six goals and 19 points in 19 outings this postseason.

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  • Colten Ellis STL G
    Blues' Colten Ellis: Inks one-year deal
    1d ago

    Ellis agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with St. Louis on Tuesday.

    Ellis split his time between the AHL and ECHL this season, logging 16 games for AHL Springfield in which he posted a 7-9-0 record and .924 save percentage while also going 12-5-2 for ECHL Orlando. Selected by the Blues in the third round of the 2019 NHL Draft, the Nova Scotia native shouldn't be expected to make his NHL debut anytime soon but could push for a more prominent role with the AHL Thunderbirds.

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