Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier had to be helped off the ice at the team’s practice Tuesday after a collision with a teammate..
Couturier was skating in on goal when his right leg was hit by defenseman Radko Gudas, who was moving backward and didn’t see Couturier.
Then Hayward bolted in free agency, leaving a huge void in the Jazz’s offense. The blow of that bad news subsided a little bit with Mitchell’s dominant performance in the Utah Summer League on the day Hayward announced his decision. By the time the Jazz summer team left Las Vegas, expectations for Mitchell had increased dramatically.
Herring: I have a feeling Anthony Davis will go off in this series against the Blazers, regardless of whether the Pelicans find a way to pull off the upset in Round 1. His versatility will present enormous challenges for Jusuf Nurkic, who prefers to drop into the paint but won’t always be able to do that because of Davis’ shooting ability. AD averaged 31.5 points, 11 boards and three blocks per game in his first playoff showing against the Warriors three years ago, and it’s conceivable that he could do just as much damage here.
Spears: Russell Westbrook will be trying to embarrass the Utah Jazz the entire series. The Thunder have had their struggles all season, and they’ve been disrespected with the ups and downs of their Big Three. Westbrook will try to impose his will on the up-and-coming Jazz and take the spotlight from heralded Donovan Mitchell.
He was booked into the Scottsdale City Jail and later released on a criminal citation.
In a statement Tuesday, Coyotes officials said they are aware of the incident and still gathering information.
Panik, who had 22 goals and 22 assists for the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2016-17 season, was traded to Arizona in January after getting six goals and 10 assists in 37 games for Chicago.
The bad news for the Twins is they have not played since Thursday. According to Elias Sports Bureau research, the White Sox’s and Twins’ three straight postponements are the most consecutive since the Mariners and Indians had four straight in April 2007. The good news for the Twins is they went 3-1 in the four games they played last week, including a series win against the Astros in which they limited Houston to 11 runs in three games. — Woolums