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Randolph took over late in the third quarter

in Salary Structure Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:16 pm
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The NHL has hired Chris Pronger to work in the department of player safety, deciding that having the future Hall of Fame defenceman in its office was worth the perceived conflict of interest.Pronger, whose career was ended by post-concussion symptoms almost three years ago, will continue to be on the Philadelphia Flyers long-term injured reserve.That was the only option for the team and league because if Pronger retired his cap hit of just under US$5 million would count against the Flyers salary cap.Chriss case is unique, commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier in the week during his season-opening news conference in Los Angeles. There are salary-cap reasons why he couldnt officially retire, but ... if in fact we go that route, Im not sure that presents any problem at all to deal with. Hes done playing. He gets paid no matter what from the Flyers. He doesnt owe them anything.Pronger will not take part in deliberations having to do with the Flyers, just as Patrick Burke abstains from those with the Calgary Flames, where his father, Brian, is president of hockey operations.The 39-year-old was suspended for a total of 20 regular-season and two playoff games during his playing career.Pronger will work under new vice president of player safety Stephane Quintal, who replaced Brendan Shanahan when he became president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.The Dryden, Ont., native who won two Olympic gold medals while representing Canada had been working in a scouting capacity for the Flyers.We have no interest in stopping Chris from getting on with his life, Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall told reporters Thursday night. Ia€?ll tell you that much.As for the negative salary-cap implications that would follow if Pronger were not allowed to remain on LTIR, Hextall said thats a different story.Prongers cap hit would continue to count if he retired or was placed on another kind of injured list because his current US$34.55-million, seven-year contract began after he turned 35.After taking an inadvertent high stick to the eye from then-Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski on Oct. 24, Pronger began having vision and other problems. His last NHL game was Nov. 19, 2011.___With files from The Associated Press.Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Joakim Nordstrom Blackhawks Jersey .With a teammate injured and out for the rest of the three-match series, Temba Bavuma will join the lineup if the team continues to use seven batsmen.South Africa has fielded only five black African players since it was readmitted to international cricket in 1991. 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They had a hard landing Monday night and still managed to keep themselves in the thick of the post-season hunt. Zach Randolph had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Grizzlies kept pace in the playoff race with a 94-92 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Grizzlies moved into a three-way tie with Dallas and Phoenix for seventh in the Western Conference. Memphis plays both teams once more -- at the Suns on April 14 and home against the Mavericks in the regular-season finale two days later. The rest of the schedule includes road games at Minnesota and San Antonio, and a home game with Miami, which is battling for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. "Weve got to keep playing," Randolph said. "Each game is an important game for us, so weve got to come out with a sense of urgency." Courtney Lee scored 19 points for Memphis, which stopped a two-game skid after an adventurous flight from Portland into Denver early Monday morning. The Grizzlies landing into Denver International Airport was rough thanks to high winds in the area. "Oh my gosh," Randolph said. "Oh man." The Grizzlies also handled the turbulence created by the Nuggets. Randolph said the Grizzlies have to be ready for teams with nothing on the line, especially with every game important in their playoff push. "A lot of teams is just free-styling, aint going post-season so they dont care so theyre playing freely," he said. "Were playing for something so weve got to come out from the beginning." The Nuggets nearly hurt Memphis playoff chances, coming from seven down in the fourth to make it a last-possession game. Denver rallied to get within 88-86 on Timofey Mozgovs free throw and the teams traded buckets before Conley banked in a 3-pointer to make it 93-88 with 36 seconds left. "Mike Conley hit a big shot," Memphis coach David Joerger said. "I thought we did a good job of executing in getting the shots we waanted down the stretch.dddddddddddd" After Randy Foye hit a layup for the Nuggets, Randolph missed a pair of free throws with 8.2 seconds remaining. Denver got the rebound, called a timeout and set up a play for the 7-foot-1 Mozgov at the 3-point line. He missed but then dunked the rebound to get the Nuggets within 93-92. "We know that I can make 3s," Mozgov said. "We tried. I just missed it. It wasnt good." The miss wasnt as costly as Mozgovs decision to dunk his rebound instead of pass it out to a teammate for another attempt to tie the game. "What surprised me is he didnt kick it back out when he got the dunk," Randolph said. Lee was fouled with 0.7 seconds left, hit the first free throw and deliberately missed the second to end the game. Nuggets coach Brian Shaw didnt think Lees missed free throw hit the rim and pleaded with the refs to look at the replay. The officials told him it wasnt a reviewable play. "In a situation where its a deadball and theres three referees and theres no live action going on, just looking at the free throw, I dont understand why that cant be seen," Shaw said. Mozgov tied a career high with 23 points to go with 10 rebounds and Kenneth Faried had 17 points for the Nuggets, who have dropped four in a row. The teams play again Friday in Memphis. The Grizzlies jumped out to 16-point lead in the second quarter on Lees 13 points. But the Nuggets rallied behind Mozgov, who had seven points in the final 3:01 on three dunks and a free throw to cut Memphis lead to 47-45 at the break. Randolph took over late in the third quarter to help Memphis build a 75-68 lead heading into the fourth. Randolph scored 11 of his 13 points in the period in the final 4:16 as the Grizzlies expanded a two-point lead to seven. NOTES: Nuggets F Wilson Chandler missed his fifth straight game with a left groin strain. ... 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