Gronkowski underwent a lumbar discectomy Tuesday to deal with a lingering issue with a herniated disc in his back, the Patriots' official site reports. Subsequently, Dr. Robert Watkins, the surgeon who performed the operation, released a statement noting that "the surgery went well."
Though coach Joel Quenneville has indicated that Hossa (upper body) is "likely" to be available for Wednesday's Game 4 against the Bruins, the winger was not spotted at the team's pre-game morning skate, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Germain Racing announced that Caymus Vineyards, part of the prestigious Wagner Family of Wine, will be on board the No. 13 GEICO Ford Fusion of driver Mears as an associate sponsor for the upcoming Sonoma Raceway event, germainracing.com reports.