The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that forward Brandon Prust will be out of the lineup for the teams remaining regular season games with an upper-body injury. Vapormax In Offerta . On Tuesday, Prust left the game against the Colorado Avalanche for a few minutes during the first period but returned before the period ended. He scored a goal and added an assist, but seemed to play in pain. He practiced with the club on Thursday but only skated for 10 minutes before leaving the ice. The 30-year-old was not in the lineup for Thursdays 3-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets and on Friday, head coach Michel Therrien said he will be re-evaluated before the playoffs begin in mid-April. Vapormax Plus Scontate . Gonzalez participated in his final game on Sunday, Atlantas 21-20 defeat at the hands of the NFC South champion Carolina Panthers, having posted four catches for 46 yards. Vapormax 97 Silver . "That was a great lift for the staff," Padres manager Bud Black said. Yonder Alonso and Yasmani Grandal homered, and Chase Headley drove in three runs, as the Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Friday night.TORONTO -- John Gibbons knows his team cant afford to lose its best player in the middle of a wild card chase. So when Jose Bautista was ejected from Sundays 2-1 extra innings loss to the Tampa Bay Rays for arguing a strikeout with home plate umpire Bill Welke, Gibbons didnt mince words when asked about the situation. "Bottom line we need him in the game. Say your peace, and get the hell out of there," the Blue Jays manager said. "Were trying to get in the playoffs, we need you on the field. "He (Bautista) is a marked man in this game. Bill Welke, I thought he had a pretty good zone today. He was steady, I thought he was looking to call strikes. But we need you in the game." Bautistas absence brought Nolan Reimold into the contest at right field. The move proved costly as Reimold misplayed a ball hit by Logan Forsythe in the top of the 10th inning, allowing Ben Zobrist to move from first to third base. Zobrist scored the winning run when the next batter, Evan Longoria, hit a single to left field off reliever Sergio Santos, freshly recalled from triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. After the game, Reimold took full responsibility for the error. "I saw (Zobrist) take off ... I was thinking about throwing him out before I caught the ball and it was completely my fault," he said. "That plays got to be made." Longoria drove in both runs for the Rays (64-66), who played to 10 innings for the second time in as many days at Rogers Centre after losing 5-4 on Saturday afternoon. Brad Boxberger pitched the bottom of the 10th for the save, Jake McGee (4-1) threw two scoreless innings of relief for the win and starting pitcher Chris Archer racked up six strikeouts through seven innings with six hits, one walk and one run. Drew Hutchison threw six strong innings for Toronto (64-64), giving up one run in the first inning before settling down. He struck out seven, walked two and gave up six hits in the no-decision. Aaron Loup, Dustin McGowan, Casey Janssen and Brett Cecil combined on three scoreless frames, though Janssen gave up back-to-back singles and a sacrifice bunt to start the ninth. Dioner Navarro had two hits for Toronto (66-64) while Juan Francisco picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Bautistas ejection was the fifth for a Blue Jay this season, and first for a player. Following the game, the Toronto slugger refused to divulge any details about his conversation with Welke. "Doesnt matter what I think," Bautista said when asked about the location of the strikeout pitch. "The only thing that matters is what (Welke) thinks and he made the call." Bautista did admit that not arguing the call would have served the team better, however, especially in a one-run game. "At any point in the game it would have been wiser (to leave the call alone)," Bautista said. "What Im sure I said, I dont feel was warranting that (ejection) happpening. Vapormax Plus Sunset. But if you want to get the details you can go ask him (Welke)." With the strikeout, Bautista failed to reach base for the third straight game. The last time he was held off base for that long was a three-game span in April 2012. Asked how much of his recent slump had to do with him arguing with the umpire, Bautista replied, "Zero." The Blue Jays threatened to tie the game in the bottom of the 10th as Francisco led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on an error to James Loney and moved to third on a bunt base hit from Munenori Kawasaki. But Jose Reyes fouled out, Melky Cabrera popped out and Reimold struck out to end the game. "Its kind of easy to just give up in that situation and say theyre going to at least score one run, well play for the tie," Longoria said of the runners on first and third with nobody out in the bottom of the 10th. "Boxberger did a great job making his pitches right there. Its good to come out on top of that one." Santos -- who was pitching in his first major league game since July 12 -- was saddled with the loss after walking Zobrist ahead of Reimolds error. The run he allowed was unearned. The Rays got on the board in the first inning when Longoria grounded into a force-out, allowing Zobrist to score from third base. Toronto finally got to Archer in the seventh inning, tying the game 1-1 on a sacrifice fly from Francisco that scored Navarro. Both teams had plenty of chances to cash in more runs as Tampa left 10 on base while Toronto stranded eight. The Rays best scoring chance came in the top of the ninth when Wil Myers and Yunel Escobar hit back-to-back singles off Janssen with nobody out. Janssens day ended after the next batter, Curt Casali, hit a sac bunt to advance the runners 90 feet. Cecil struck out the next two batters to end the inning, offering an emphatic fist pump as he walked off the field. "Hes definitely struggling a bit now," Gibbons said of Janssen. "His game is location and hes definitely off with that. Hes given up lots of hits and hes scuffling right now. "Hopefully its just a minor adjustment ... They all go through struggles like that so its probably just a little minor thing to get him back on track." One of Torontos best chances to score came in the bottom of the fifth. Navarro reached on a lead-off single and moved to third on a one-out double down the first-base line from Francisco. After a ground out from Kawasaki, Reyes flied out to centre field to end the inning. NOTES: Attendance was announced at 38,869. ... Toronto optioned RHP Kyle Drabek to triple-A before the game to make room on the roster for Santos. ... The Blue Jays continue their homestand with a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox starting Monday night. LHP J.A. Happ (8-8, 4.39 earned-run average) gets the start for Toronto while RHP Clay Buchholz (5-8, 5.94 ERA) starts for the Red Sox. ' ' '
DETROIT -- Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. Vlade Divac Jersey . "He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor," he said. Weight said it wasnt a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. "I looked like Forrest Gump," he joked. Four decades later, Weight was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time NHL All-Star was inducted Monday night at the Motor City Casino -- in the city where he grew up. "Its ironic," the Detroiter said. "Pretty special." Weight was honoured along with former teammate Bill Guerin, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time All-Star. "Its very special, three different NHL teams and nine teams in all," Weight said about the number of times he teamed up with Guerin. "Its a pretty incredible run together. "Its icing on the cake to go in with Billy." Weight and Guerins wives and children have become friends over the years, going on vacations together and sharing holidays as families. "It couldnt have worked out any better," Guerin said. Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos, former college coach Ron Mason and Cindy Curley, one of the pioneers in womens hockey, also were inducted. USA Today Hockey Writer Kevin Allen was also given the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the U.S. at the event. Weight and Guerin began their friendship before they were in the NHL and grew closer while playing together for the Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues and New York Islanders. They also teamed up to play for their country on more than once occasion, including the 2002 Winter Olympics when they helped the Americans take the silver medal. Weight, who won a Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes, had 278 career goals and 1,033 points from the 1991-92 season through the 2010-11 season. He is an assistant coach for the New York Islanders. Guerin hoisted Cups in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils and in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The native of Massachusetts had 429 goals and 856 points in his career that started during the same season as Weight and ended one year earlier. Guerin is a player development coach for the Penguins. Karmanos fell in love hockey when his children began playing the sport, but laments that a lot of kids cant afford to play the game. He said ice cost about $40 an hour when his children were growing up and now costs $300 for the same period of time. Sticks and skates, he said, also are much more expensive. "One of the things that holds us back as a sport is it costs too much," Karmanos said. "Were pricing a lot of people out of the game." Mason led Michigan State and Lake Superior State to national titles and also coached at Bowling Green. He also was an athletic director for the Spartans. "This isnt something you dream about," he said. "If youve put a lot of years in, like I did, as a player and a coach and of course AD, its nice to be rewarded at the end of it." Curley had a record 23 points in the International Ice Hockey Federations first world championship for women in 1990. "The womens game is way behind the mens game and it hasnt been around as long," she said. "We are all, as women, patient for the opportunities that the guys have had. The fact that the Hall is considering women is exciting to me. I know theres so many great players that deserve to be in here that will be. Im just honoured that they considered me." DaQuan Jeffries Jersey . Mike Babcock has turned to the Montreal Canadiens goalie over Roberto Luongo, who backed Canada to a gold medal in Vancouver in 2010, for Canadas final preliminary round game against the ailing Finns. Francisco Garcia Jersey . The Hockey Canada Foundation is donating $50,000, with Hockey Quebec contributing $15,000. Hockey Canada also announced it will hold a skills camp for all levels of minor hockey in Lac-Mégantic during the 2013-14 season. Representatives from Hockey Canada, the Hockey Canada Foundation and Hockey Quebec were on hand Tuesday night at a meeting of the AHM de Lac-Mégantic to make the announcement and presentation.MANCHESTER, England -- Valencia and PSV Eindhoven slumped to humiliating home losses as the Europa League threw up some early surprises in the opening round of group-stage matches on Thursday. Languishing near the bottom of the Spanish league, Valencias woes deepened by losing 3-0 to Swansea in Group A, sparking a brief walkout by a section of fans midway through the match in protest at the teams poor performances. Swansea secured its greatest ever result by capitalizing on the 10th-minute sending-off of Valencia centre back Adil Rami to score through Wilfried Bony, Michu and Jonathan de Guzman at the Mestalla. "I am so pleased for everybody because now they know they can play against the biggest clubs in the biggest stadiums without any problem," said Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, who fielded six Spanish players in his lineup -- more than Valencia. Bulgarian minnow Ludogorets Razgrad provided a second upset of the night by scoring twice in the final half hour to win 2-0 at PSV, which was European champion in 1988 and also won the UEFA Cup 10 years earlier. Tottenham, among the favourites this season having embarked on a summer spending spree, restored some normality by cruising past Tromso 3-0 thanks to two first-half goals by Jermain Defoe, while Fiorentina beat Pacos Ferreira 3-0, Lazio defeated Legia Warsaw 1-0, two-time former champion Sevilla won 2-1 at tournament debutant Estoril, and Real Betis drew 0-0 with Lyon. All 48 teams were in action across 12 groups in Europes second-tier competition, but there was no doubt where the standout scoreline was. Valencia went down to its biggest home loss in Europe since a 5-1 defeat to Inter Milan in 2004, adding another chapter to Swanseas remarkable rise from a financially troubled fourth-tier club in the English league 10 years ago to a first major trophy (last seasons League Cup) and then this famous European win. The writing was on the wall as soon as Rami was given a straight red for pulling back Bony when the striker was through on goal. Swansea toyed with the hosts at times with its easy-on-the-eye passing game and Bony finished off a flowing move in the 14th minute to put the Welsh team ahead. Clyde Lovellette Jersey . A group of Valencia supporters emptied the stand in the bottom tier behind one of the goals for 10 minutes at the start of the second half in protest, returning just in time to see Michu -- one of Swanseas Spanish contingent -- add a second in the 58th from compatriot Ajejandro Pozuelos through-ball. De Guzman completed the scoring with a fabulous, curling free kick from long range in the 62nd. "I am the same as the players," said Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic, whose club has sold many of its best players over the past couple of seasons. "I am responsible for the situation, it is not just about the players. The performance was not good enough." Valencia, traditionally one of the biggest clubs in Spain, has lost three of its first four matches in La Liga to lie 16th. It was a good night for English Premier League clubs, with Tottenham able to rest a number of its leading players but still easily overcome Tromso at White Hart Lane in Group K. Defoe started ahead of Roberto Soldado, who left Valencia over the summer, and made the most of a rare opportunity by chipping the goalkeeper for the first goal in the 21st minute then sliding another good finish into the corner in the 29th. Substitute Christian Eriksen curled a 20-yarder brilliantly into the top corner for a late third but the win was tarnished by injuries to Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose. Gonzalo Rodriguez, Ryder Matos and Giuseppe Rossi were the scorers for Fiorentina, which wasnt too hindered by the absence to injury of prized striker Mario Gomez, while fellow Italian side Lazio relied on Brazilian midfielder Hernanes goal in the 53rd minute to see off Legia at home. Kevin Gameiro scored Sevillas winner in Portugal after Bruno Miguel cancelled out Victor Machins opener for the visitors. Eintracht Frankfurt crushed Bordeaux 3-0, Genk won 1-0 at Dynamo Kyiv and there were also victories for Salzburg, Rubin Kazan and AZ Alkmaar. ' ' '