Monday's Canucks-Flyers game in Philadelphia featured a scary moment during the third period that required Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler be removed on a stretcher.,About halfway through the final period, Edler got his stick lodged in the skate of Flyers forward Jakub Voracek and was dragged to the ice.,Here's a look at the replay:

The situation grew worrisome when Edler remained motionless on the ice for a few moments, but the Canucks' medical staff was able to get him on a stretcher (seated up) and to the locker room for evaluation.,As he was being escorted off the ice, it became clear that a cut had opened up on Edler's face and he was bleeding pretty heavily.,Edler didn't return to the game but he was reportedly able to walk out of the trainer's room under his own power. read more

The Padres’ $1.26 billion worth may be No. 17 in baseball and only No. 69 in pro sports, but that’s up $145 million in a year or 13 percent — the biggest percentage jump in Southern California.,Despite one of the league’s top win-loss records in the past decade, the team’s value was unchanged in the past year at $460 million, a middling No. 18 in the league and a low No. 110 out of 123 pro teams.,Take the average league-wide team values: football is No. 1 at $2.5 billion, followed by the National Basketball Association at $1.65 billion; Major League Baseball at $1.64 billion and the National Hockey League at $620 million.,Expenses such baseball’s long season and the lower stadium costs of indoor sports juggle the rankings by “profit margin” — operation income vs. sales: football’s still No. 1, averaging 23 percent, then there’s basketball at 21 percent and hockey at 16 percent before baseball’s 9 percent.,The Padres’ $1.26 billion worth may be No. 17 in baseball and only No. 69 in pro sports, but that’s up $145 million in a year or 13 percent — the biggest percentage jump in Southern California.

The Guelph Storm made its second big trade of the day Saturday afternoon, acquiring defenceman Markus Phillips from the Owen Sound Attack.,In exchange the Storm sends the Attack six draft picks, one of them conditional: second round 2019 (compensatory), second round 2020 (Mississauga), third round 2021 (Erie), second round 2022 (North Bay), third round 2024 (Guelph) and fourth round 2023 (Guelph, conditional).,Phillips, a six-foot, 194-pound defenceman from Toronto, was the first defenceman taken in the 2015 OHL Priority Selection, ninth overall.,He was drafted by the NHL's Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (118th overall) in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.,He is expected to play Sunday when the Storm hosts the North Bay Battalion at 2 p.m.

GLENDALE — Brandon Pirri and Paul Stastny each had a goal and an assist and Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in the Vegas Golden Knights’ 5-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night.,Brad Hunt, Cody Eakin and Ryan Carpenter also scored to help Vegas win its third straight and extend its points streak to six games.,The Golden Knights have won five of six games against Arizona since Vegas entered the NHL last season.,Vegas improved to 3-4-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.,Arizona played for just the fourth time in a back-to-back situation and lost the second game for the first time this season.

JJ Redick had a game high 24 points, while teammate Ben Simmons recorded his fifth triple-double of the season with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.,NCAA confirms failed drug test by Clemson DL

The NCAA has confirmed that Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence has been suspended for Saturday’s CFP semifinal game against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl following a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs.,Sebastian Aho scored his team-leading 15th goal in the third period for the Hurricanes, who lost their third out of four games.,— The Penguins won for the ninth time in 13 games this month as Phil Kessel scored two power-play goals in a 5-2 victory against the Red Wings.,Blake Coleman scored twice, Damon Severson tallied 25 seconds into the game and Kyle Palmieri added his team-high 19th goal in New Jersey’s fourth victory in 19 road games. read more

The Bills actually played in a playoff game for the first time in 18 years (though connected to the 2017 season, we'll point out the 10-3 loss at Jacksonville was played on Jan. 7, 2018).,As for Dallas, it's where St. Bonaventure's best basketball season since the 1970 Final Four ended after it became the first Big 4 team to win an NCAA Tournament game since 2007.,Dahlin was the center of attention at the NHL Scouting Combine in HarborCenter the last week of May and then came the big moment: Less than two months after Allen donned his Bills jersey in Big D, Dahlin did likewise with his first Sabres sweater, becoming the club's first No. 1 overall since Pierre Turgeon in 1987

While the Bills hope Allen can develop into a solid NFL quarterback, Dahlin has already developed into a mainstay on the Buffalo defense and will give the Sabres a long-missing presence in the NHL and even on the international hockey scene.,In March, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team stunned fourth-seeded Arizona, 89-68, in a first-round NCAA Tournament game in Boise, Idaho, for the program's first NCAA win and the first in a main-draw victory by a local school since the days of Bob Lanier in Olean.,Emily Pfalzer is draped in the American flag after the U.S. team was awarded the gold medal in women's ice hockey (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) read more

(Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Following their six-game loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2011-12 Cup finals, the Devils missed the playoffs the next five seasons, equaling their longest run without a postseason appearance since relocating to New Jersey from Colorado prior to the 1982-83 season.,He then ramped up his game dramatically last season, finishing with 93 points, including 39 goals, and became the first Devil to win the Hart Trophy, awarded to the league’s most valuable player.,Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders instructs his team against the Washington Capitals during their game at the Barclays Center on Nov. 26, 2018.,The team went 6-21 to finish the season, and didn’t waste any time jettisoning head coach Jeff Hornacek with a year left on his contract.,Rookie Managers For Mets, Yankees, With Mixed Results read more

For anyone who does not know, this is the top tournament in the world for hockey players under 20 years of age.,In recent years names such as Rasmus Dahlin, Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, and Auston Matthews have showcased their skills before being drafted, but typically the tournament is a great showcase for players recently drafted, giving fans a great opportunity to see the future leaders of the NHL.,Last year the Sabres top prospect, and current second line center, Casey Mittelstadt earned tournament MVP honors.,Vitaly Kravstov, the ninth pick in last year’s draft, has lined up as the Russian’s top line center in the pre-tournament games.,Not every team in the NHL has prospects who will play in the tournament, but every team does have the opportunity to draft eligible players displaying their skills this year.