Stevan Ridley to re-sign with Steelers
Stevan Ridley has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Steelers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Ridley, 29, signed with the Steelers on December 19 and played 39 snaps on offense in two games. He rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.
He also spent four days with the Vikings last October.
He has allowed two goals or fewer in 21 of his 31 playoff starts. That includes back-to-back shutouts against the Nashville Predators en route to winning the Cup last season and giving up two or fewer scores in six of his final eight starts in winning the 2016 Cup.
Emily Kaplan, national NHL reporter: Give me Pekka Rinne as the guy who I would trust most throughout the playoffs. Sure, he has an excellent defensive group playing in front of him, but there’s a reason the four-time Vezina Trophy finalist is the front-runner for the award this season. The 35-year-old has put together strong stretches throughout his career, but he has looked as locked in as ever for the entire season (.927 save percentage, 2.32 GAA). Recency bias factors in; I’m expecting Rinne to build off his performance in last year’s postseason. Without Henrik Lundqvist in the field this year, I’m tabbing Rinne as the goaltender who can stand on his head, withstand a high volume of shots and seal a win.
He appeared in all 16 games last season, making 19 tackles, an interception and five pass breakups.
Golden, 27, was a special teams captain in Pittsburgh in 2015 and ’16.
Said Toronto Blue Jays pitcher John Axford: “It’s incredibly tragic and difficult. I keep reading about it because I want to know more about the players. I want to know about the families and their community, the people involved. And it hurts.”
Canadian golfer Adam Hadwin, a Saskatchewan native currently playing at the Masters, said: ” It shows you how short life is … You need to appreciate every moment. You need to appreciate the people around you.”