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In tests after on-ice seizure, Wade MacLeod found to have benign mass on brain 02.22.13 at 10:30 am ET
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Doctors found a benign mass on the brain of Springfield Falcons forward Wade MacLeod, who suffered a seizure during a game on Sunday.

MacLeod, a former Northeastern star, had the seizure after being hit into the glass and underwent tests after the game. His family released a statement through the Falcons explaining the results. The game on Sunday was postponed until March 1 as a result of the incident.

“Doctors have discovered a benign mass in Wade’s brain,” MacLeod’s family said in the statement. “He will be undergoing further examination to determine the appropriate treatment. We appreciate the respect of Wade’s privacy at this time.”

“It was a play that is made many times throughout a hockey game,” MacLeod said on Monday. “The result here was unfortunate, but I am feeling much better.”

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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Darrelle Revis unhappy with ‘rude’ Jets 02.19.13 at 7:48 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Nuggets, 9 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM)
College basketball: Maryland at Boston College, 9 p.m. (WSBK; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Indiana at Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Florida State at NC State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: LSU at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: VCU at Saint Louis, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Virginia at Miami, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Florida at Missouri, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Sharks at Blues, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

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Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis remains a Jet for now, and he says he wants to stay in New York, but he’s not hiding the fact that he has developed some hard feelings for his team’s management. This comes following a report on the January day the team introduced new general manager John Idzik that Revis might be on the way out.

“It was kind of, to me, kind of rude, because it was John Idzik’s first day on the job,” Revis told NFL Network in an interview that aired Monday. “I was speechless; I tweeted it out I was speechless. I was speechless because I didn’t get a phone call. I know it’s a business — just call me; don’t have it lingering out there. I need answers and I’m not getting any. Just the fact that that was put out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that’s how you want to do business, then that’s fine.”

Revis said he eventually did get a call from Idzik, who said the leaks did not originate with him.

“He was a straightforward guy. He didn’t cut no corners,” Revis said. “I respect him.”

Revis, who missed most of last season after suffering a torn ACL, counts for $9 million toward the salary cap in 2013 and is slate to become a free agent after the season.

“I know Rex [Ryan], he wants me to be here,” Revis said. “I’m sure he’ll have a say [in the decision, but] overall no, it starts from the top. It starts with [owner] Woody Johnson.”

Added Revis: “I told them numerous times that I want to be there. So, it’s up to them what they want to do.”

Wade MacLeod, the Springfield Falcons player who suffered a seizure on the ice during Sunday’s game shortly after being checked into the glass, was released from the hospital Monday.

The former Northeastern University star did not speak to the media, but his stepfather offered thanks for the support the family has received.

“There has been an impressive outpouring of support through the social media, and Wade is very appreciative of it,” Garth Essery told the Springfield Republican. “He thanks everybody for thinking of him.”

The game was suspended after MacLeod went down. A penalty was called on Adirondack Phantoms defenseman Brandon Manning for the hit.

“It did not look like that bad of a hit,” Essery said. “He sort of got rubbed along the board, a part of hockey. It didn’t look like there was any intent to injure.”

♦ Following Monday’s death of Lakers boss Jerry Buss, Real Clear Sports has a list of the top 10 winningest owners in sports.

Buss ranks No. 1, ahead of three Yankees owners: Daniel Topping/Del Webb (2), George Steinbrenner (3) and Jacob Ruppert (4). Bulls and White Sox boss Jerry Reinsdorf is fifth, followed by the only Bostonian on the list, Celtics founder Walter A. Brown.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 19, 1972, which Bruin became the first player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season three times when he assisted on a goal in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota North Stars?

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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Former Northeastern hockey star Wade MacLeod suffers seizure during AHL game in Springfield 02.18.13 at 7:44 am ET
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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Predators at Avalanche, 3 p.m. (NHL Network)
NHL: Hurricanes at Canadiens, 7:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
College basketball: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Hofstra at Drexel, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Norfolk State at Hampton, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Bucknell at Lehigh, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Rutgers at Villanova, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: West Virginia at Kansas State, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Wade MacLeod

♦ Former Northeastern University star Wade MacLeod had a seizure during Sunday’s minor league hockey game at the MassMutual Center in Springfield after he was checked from behind into the glass, and he was in stable condition at an area hospital Sunday night.

MacLeod, a 26-year-old forward for the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, collapsed while he was skating toward the bench. According to the Springfield Republican, MacLeod lay on the ice for several minutes, his legs flailing at times, while medical personnel attended to him.

“We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming show of support for Wade tonight,” MacLeod’s family said in a statement Sunday night. “Wade is alert, in good condition, in positive spirits, and is resting comfortably at Baystate Medical Center. He will remain at the hospital while he undergoes tests. We are deeply appreciative of all the caring and kind words we have received from family, friends, and fans.”

Adirondack defenseman Brandon Manning received a two-minute penalty for boarding on the play, which occurred late in the second period with MacLeod’s Falcons trailing 2-1. The coaches agreed to suspend the game at that point.

Manning tweeted later: would like to give my best to Wade MacLeod and his family. never had any intention of every hurting another player.. hope for a speedy recovery and see him back on the ice soon. thoughts and prayers to him and his family

MacLeod, who had an assist Sunday, has four goals and seven assists in 20 games this season for the Falcons, an affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets. At Northeastern, MacLeod played four years, leading the team in scoring his final three seasons. The native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, totaled 61 goals and 76 assists at NU while setting the school record for games played (149).

♦ Former Mets catcher Mike Piazza wrote in his new book that he took karate lessons to be prepared for a fight with Roger Clemens after the then-Yankees pitcher beaned Piazza in 2000.

Clemens responded Sunday, telling the Houston Chronicle that Piazza wasn’t the only one who wanted revenge, noting that even some of his own teammates had issues with him.

“He’d have to stand in line,” said Clemens, who is serving as a spring training instructor for the Astros. “I think there were about three guys on the Yankees that wanted a piece of me more than [Piazza] did.”

Clemens, who said has not read the book, claims he has become friendly with Piazza after playing with him at golf events.

“Some of these guys, once you get to know some of them, they’re fine. But like I said, there was no intent there,” Clemens insisted of his famous run-ins with Piazza, including the 2000 World Series incident in which Clemens threw a piece of a broken bat at the catcher. “And Mike’s a good hitter and I think he hit every breaking ball I threw to him and he hit them hard. But he’s not the first power hitter who’s got me. So, we had some good times. But, yeah, somebody just texted me the Cliffs notes of [the book], so we thought that was pretty good.”

Tiger Woods might not be the world’s best golfer anymore, but he’s still a major drawing card. On Sunday, he played a round with President Barack Obama at the Floridian, an exclusive yacht and golf club on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The White House prohibited media coverage of the round, which included the participation of Astros owner Jim Crane, who owns the golf club, and outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

Obama, who is spending Presidents Day weekend in Florida, spent the day Saturday with Butch Harmon, Woods’ former swing coach. That apparently was preparation for his round with Woods, who visited the president in the Oval Office of the White House in 2009.

“Just to see the interaction between the two on the range was pretty neat,” Harmon told Golf Digest. “The President said to Tiger: ‘The last tournament you played was fun to watch. It’s good to see you play well again.’ You could tell he meant it. It just wasn’t a throw-it-out compliment.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 18, 1930, which Bruins goaltender set an NHL record for most wins in a season when he recorded his 31st with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Canadiens?

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