Seabass is back.
Boston Bruins president Cam Neely ressurected his ‘Seabass’ character from the 1994 comedy ‘Dumb and Dumber’ for NBCSN’s Thanksgiving Showdown commercials, the first of which was scheduled to air Wednesday night during the Boston-Pittsburgh game.
The Peter Farrelly-directed ad will feature Neely and Mike Richter.
“I’m a hockey nut,” Farrelly said. “So when the NHL and NBC approached me to direct the commercial and said it would feature Cam Neely and Mike Richter, I was flattered. It was a pleasure to work with two hockey greats to promote a game featuring two legendary teams, including my beloved Bruins.”
The ad is being used to promote the Thanksgiving Showdown game between Boston and the New York Rangers Nov. 29.
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin might be a no-go for Friday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Ovechkin missed Wednesday’s practice after suffering an upper-body injury during the first period of Monday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, a 3-2 loss.
“He told me he was a little sore and I think as the game went along he got a little (more) sore,” Capitals coach Adam Oates said on NHL.com. “(Tuesday) was an off day, we traveled, so he’s getting checked out (Wednesday).”
Oates said Ovechkin’s injury is not a concussion but wouldn’t reveal any further details.
Ovechkin has 10 goals and five assists in 12 games this season.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Rob Scuderi will be out 6-8 weeks after having surgery to repair a broken ankle. Scuderi was hurt blocking a shot Oct. 26 against the Toronto Maple Leafs ... St. Louis Blues forward Magnus Paajarvi was put on injured reserve with an upper-body injury while forward Brenden Morrow is out day-to-day, also with an upper-body injury. Paajarvi was hurt Saturday while Morrow’s injury happened Tuesday against Winnipeg ... Columbus Blue Jackets rookie Boone Jenner will miss two more games with a leg injury. The 20-year-old forward was hurt Oct. 25 in Toronto ... The Edmonton Oilers put defencemen Denis Grebeshkov and Corey Potter on waivers.