While both players remain on the roster, the Broncos didn’t stand pat at wideout this offseason. They drafted two more wideouts — Courtland Sutton in the second round and DaeSean Hamilton in the fourth — as they try to build out their offense around quarterback Case Keenum.
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Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was sidelined against the Toronto Maple Leafs for Game 4 of their playoff series with an upper-body injury.
The team made the announcement minutes before warmups Thursday night, adding that Bergeron is day-to-day.
The 32-year-old forward showed no signs that he would be out of the lineup as he spoke with media earlier in the day in the Bruins’ locker room. He has five assists through the first three games of Boston’s first-round matchup against the Leafs [url=http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles.com]Eagles Elite Jerseys[/url] , which the Bruins lead 2-1.
Center Riley Nash replaced Bergeron on the top line alongside wingers Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.
At Wednesday’s off-day practice Nash took some line rushes alongside Marchand and Pastrnak, however coach Bruce Cassidy said Thursday when asked that it wasn’t for any specific reason.
Bergeron was nominated as a finalist for the Selke Trophy on Thursday for the seventh season in a row. It’s given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.