Morning Sports Update: Loui Eriksson surrounded by trade speculation at NHL deadline

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Loui Eriksson looks on during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightnin. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Bruins winger Loui Eriksson is at the center of trade rumors, Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez injures his knee, and Deflategate returns to court.

Will Loui Eriksson get traded by NHL deadline? “By the time the clock strikes 3 p.m. Monday in Boston, Loui Eriksson could be the property of a team that does not wear a spoked-B on its chest. Or he could be owner of a brand-new contract — one that would extend his Bruins career beyond this season.’’ (

Deflategate returns to federal court this week: “The venue this time will be the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York, and the issue won’t be whether Brady and the Patriots did or did not deflate those footballs. Instead the central issue will be whether Berman, the judge who ruled in favor of Brady and the NFLPA in a federal lawsuit and vacated Brady’s four-game suspension, applied the law properly and had the ability to overturn Goodell’s punishment.’’ (The Boston Globe)

Eduardo Rodriguez suffers knee injury, won’t throw for at least 72 hours: “Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez will not throw for at least 72 hours after suffering a right knee injury during a fielding drill on Saturday.’’ (

Henry Owens to start Wednesday vs. Boston College; Rick Porcello to start Friday vs. Twins: “Farrell said that once live batting practice is over on Tuesday, he’ll map out the remainder of the week. There is a chance that new ace David Price will make his Red Sox debut Friday at JetBlue Park against his former team, the Tampa Bay Rays.’’ (


Brad Stevens throws down a dunk (with help from a trampoline):

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Here are the 2016 NFL Combine’s top performers: “Quarterbacks: 40-Yard Dash — Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech, 4.56 seconds, Trevone Boykin, TCU, 4.77, Carson Wentz, North Dakota State, 4.77.’’ (the Boston Herald)

Former Patriots FB Heath Evans beasts out 37 bench press reps during combine coverage:

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The Red Sox 40-man squad

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