Mike Vick injured his calf Monday night, and although Jets coach Rex Ryan reportedly expects to stick with Vick for this Monday's contest against the Dolphins, the caveat "provided he's healthy" has also been added. Geno Smith or Matt Simms are in line to see action if Vick can't go.
While practicing in preparation for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Rangers were joined by their captain. Ryan McDonagh skated with a contact jersey at Tuesday's practice in Florida, and coach Alain Vigneault said McDonagh could return to the lineup this weekend against the Flyers.
Carmelo Anthony played just 18 minutes in the Knicks' loss to the Rockets on Monday, leaving in the first half with back spasms. Anthony missed practice Tuesday, and the team considers him doubtful for its contest Wednesday night in Dallas against the Mavericks.
The Knicks' blockbuster move this offseason involved dealing Tyson Chandler to Dallas. With the Knicks headed to Big D to meet the Mavs, Chandler popped off about his former team. The big man told reporters he felt he received too much blame for the Knicks' struggles.
Martin St. Louis' contract expires July 1, and although the forward will be 40 this spring, he still will be considered a top unrestricted free agent when the market opens. The Rangers reportedly have talked with St. Louis about a new deal but may have to wait to see what next year's salary cap will be.
The Mets' hopes hinge on a healthy Matt Harvey, but the stud right-hander expects to be 100 percent when pitchers and catchers report in February. Harvey had Tommy John surgery 13 months ago and has taken this month off before throwing off a mound in December.
The Mets hired Mike Barwis in October to oversee the team's strength and conditioning program. SNY takes an inside look as David Wright, Bobby Parnell and their teammates have joined Barwis to train this offseason at his new world-class facility in Port St. Luice, Fla.