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#1 2016-11-17 01:46:31


The last thing they want is for Mauer

TSN.cas NHL Play of the Year showdown continues today with two of the games brightest young stars showing off very different skill sets. The 12th match-up of the Round of 32 sees Matt Duchenes dangle go head-to-head with Steven Stamkos swing. Duchene breaks in on the wing with only Karl Alzner between him and the net. He protects the puck outside before making a dirty drag move back to the inside. The finish, though, was also a thing of beauty, as Duchene gets his flick shot under the bar, over Michal Neuvirths shoulder and finds the top shelf. Stamkos, meanwhile, shows of some serious hand-eye coordination. Ondrej Palats shot from in tight finds the crossbar behind Robin Lehner, but the rebound pops high in the air and starts to fall off to the left side of the net. Stamkos watches the falling disc, chokes up on his stick and is given the green light to swing. There are two amazing parts to this play. First, he gets the stick under the bar (despite the official making an immediate no-goal call, the goal would stand) and - if you watch the replay – Stamkos gets the puck squarely with the blade of his stick. If it hadnt been a goal, it likely would have been a solid single up the middle. You can watch the highlights and make your decision here. Every vote counts, so watch all the plays and take part in the Play of the Year Showdown. Let us know who you voted for via Twitter by using the hashtag #tsnklondikepoy. Chris McCullough Nets Jersey . -- The Chiefs have signed seven players to reserve/future contracts, including running back Joe McKnight, a former fourth-round pick of the New York Jets. Drazen Petrovic Nets Jersey . 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The Raptors are 1-1 so far on the five-game junket after defeating Denver and losing to Portland.MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are playing it safe with All-Star catcher Joe Mauer after having seen up close the damage concussions can do to a player. The Twins shut Mauer down for the rest of the season on Monday, saying it wasnt worth the risk to try to get him back on the field with the team far out of contention and Mauer still experiencing some symptoms of a concussion he sustained on Aug. 19. The Twins have seven games left in what has been another miserable season for them, and Mauers injury only adds to the disappointment. He was hurt when he took a foul ball off his mask against the New York Mets and hasnt played since. Mauer said he has seen big improvement over the last week, but there are still some lingering symptoms, including sensitivity to light, that tell him its not worth risking a setback by trying to get back for the final seven games of the season. "Its frustrating that Im not on the field and not able to play the game that I love," Mauer said after a workout at Target Field. "But I have to take care of this and make sure that Im healthy and ready to go next year." One of Mauers close friends, Justin Morneau, saw a series of concussions derail his All-Star career a few years ago. Former centre fielder Denard Span also struggled with them at one point, so the Twins have become particularly informed on treating players with the brain injury. The last thing they want is for Mauer, the face of the franchise who will make $23 million a year for the next five seasons, to experience similar difficulties. General manager Terry Ryan said Mauer hasnt experienced any setbacks and that the organization was just being extra cautious with its franchise player. "As we all know, those things are very touchy and sensitive," Ryan said. "Weve gone through this with Justin once before. I jjust dont want any setbacks and neither does he and neither does our medical staff.ddddddddddddquot; Mauer said hes spoken with Morneau, who was traded to the Pittsburgh a few weeks ago. But hes also quick to point out that he believes hes on the right track to a full recovery and plans on being ready for spring training in February. "Hes checking in on me and seeing how Im doing," Mauer said. "I just want to make sure everybody knows Ive had some good days in a row and I shouldnt have any problems lingering. Im just going to try to keep getting better." Mauer was still struggling with considerable symptoms on the teams previous homestand. But he said he has made significant progress in the last week while the team was away on a West Coast road trip. He went through another workout before the Twins opened a series against the Detroit Tigers on Monday, but rather than have the issue hanging over the final seven games of the season, the Twins decided to bring some finality to the situation. The injury has reintroduced talk about moving Mauer from catcher to first base to reduce the wear and tear on his body. Over the past two years, the Twins have tried to keep Mauers bat in the lineup as much as possible by having him play more at first base and as the designated hitter. Mauer hit .324 this season, which was good for third in the AL when the day began. Mauer is determined to remain behind the plate and Ryan said he anticipated that Mauer would continue to catch next season, but its an issue that will be discussed this winter. "I have every intention of coming back and catching. Thats what I do," Mauer said. "But right now I have to take care of the situation so I can. I look forward to getting back out on the field next year as a catcher and whatever else they need me to do." Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '



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