By Joe Keegan | 3/20/12 12:15 AM
National Lacrosse League teams have until 3:00 pm ET today to make trades. Ironically, the team who could benefit most from today’s moves does not play in the league.
Paul Rabil, who was traded to the Edmonton Rush earlier this season, will be available for the Boston Cannons’ season opener if he is not traded today. Rabil’s last NLL appearance was with the Washington Stealth. Since his trade, he has been inactive and requesting a trade to the east coast.
On the field, the Cannons had a great weekend. The Buffalo Bandits earned two victories this weekend, immediately jumping back into the playoff picture. Kevin Buchanan posted 2 goals and 1 assist for the Bandits, who are now 2 games back of Philadelphia for first-place in the East Division.
The Philadelphia Wings edged the Rush, 16-15. Bill McGlone played in his first game of the year for the Wings, but was held scoreless on 2 shots.
Mitch Belisle and the Minnesota Swarm did not help their playoff chances, dropping a 13-10 contest in Buffalo. The Swarm is now 5-4, trailing the Colorado Mammoth by 2.5 games in the West Division.
Stay tuned for news on Paul Rabil. Watch Buchanan, McGlone, Heim and Belisle play in the NLL next weekend at http://new.livestream.com/nll.