Working in new guys...Traded across the hall...Suns end streak of woe...Crabtree cut...Timing off
UNDATED (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets, Columbus Blue Jackets and Vegas Golden Knights will all be working new acquisitions into their lineups today, after making big splashes at the NHL’s trade deadline. Mark Stone was considered the best player available, and he ended up in Vegas. Three of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, the Maple Leafs, Capitals and league-leading Lighting made no moves at the deadline.
DENVER (AP) — The Florida Panthers were in Denver last night to play the Colorado Avalanche. That turned out to be convenient for Derick Brassard. The forward started the day on the Panthers’ roster only to be flipped to the Avalanche at the trade deadline. Brassard scored for his new team, but Colorado lost to the Panthers, 4-3, in overtime.
MIAMI (AP) — The Phoenix Suns finally put an end to their misery last night, snapping a losing streak that had reached a team-record 17 games. Seven Suns players scored at least 10 points in a 124-121 victory at Miami. They were led by Devin Booker with 20 points, while former Heat guard Tyler Johnson scored 18.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have released Michael Crabtree. The wide receiver came to the Ravens a year ago as a free agent. He caught 54 passes for 607 yards and three touchdowns last season. Baltimore is looking to revamp its receiving corps for quarterback Lamar Jackson, and it appears the 31-year-old does not fit in the mix. After Jackson became the starter, Crabtree had only 11 receptions and one touchdown over the final seven regular season games.
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — The International Ski Federation is working to untangle a mess created by faulty finish-line timing. The problem happened Saturday with Swiss Timing’s system at Crans-Montana in Switzerland, during the women’s World Cup downhill. Times for four skiers had to be recalculated manually. That knocked the second and third place finishers off the podium, into fourth and sixth. The race winner was not affected, but apologies were issued to all.