Bruins get backup goaltender Jaroslav Halak

After losing backup goaltender Anton Khudobin to the Stars, the Boston Bruins struck a deal with former Islanders netminder Jaroslav Halak.
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The deal is for two years and will pay Halak $2.75 million per year, the Bruins said on Twitter.

After signing a four-year, $18 million contract with the Islanders in 2014, Halak set a franchise record with 38 wins in the 2014-15 season. But injuries and ineffectiveness dogged him the next few years, and he spent considerable time in the AHL.

The Mets’ Brandon Nimmo, hit by a pitch on his right hand a week ago, went 0 for 5 and is in a 1-for-19 slump.

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Mets: INF Dominic Smith, who had a cortisone shot for his sore right wrist, pinch-hit in the eighth and flied out. … OF Jay Bruce (hip) is expected to begin taking batting practice in the next few days.

Mets: After an off day, RHP Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.47) is scheduled to start Tuesday at Toronto.

Marlins: LHP Wei-Yin Chen (2-5, 6.14) is scheduled to start Monday against Tampa Bay to begin a three-game series.

Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies singled in the ninth to extend his hitting streak to a career-high nine games, and later scored on Nick Markakis’ sacrifice fly.

Kolten Wong grounded into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as the Cardinals avoided a shutout.

Braves: C Tyler Flowers left the game with a right hamstring cramp after flying out to end the sixth inning. The game-time temperature was 92 degrees, I did everything I could to prepare for it, Flowers said. No answer.

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