Video: Patrick Kaleta Hit Injures Danny Briere

Video: Patrick Kaleta Hit Injures Danny Briere

We're no strangers to Patrick Kaleta's penchant for getting nasty both within and outside the rules, and tonight he took aim at another Flyer. In the first period of the Flyers' 7-2 victory over the Sabres [highlights], Kaleta lined up Danny Briere and took him hard into the boards, his head hitting the stanchion. Briere responded by slashing Kaleta, and after taking his two minutes in the box, skated off the ice and did not return.

Video below.

Another chapter in a nasty history between these two...

Briere's already missed time with a concussion this season, so hopefully it's not that. Or anything that will keep him out even longer.

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).

While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.

The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

BOX SCORE

Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.