Out Chicago Bulls key reserve Taj Gibson is expected to miss at least two weeks with a sprained left knee. Gibson says his leg buckled when he stepped on the foot of Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 102-72 loss to the Thunder.
• NASCAR driver Michael Annett has a fracture and dislocation of his sternum that will require surgery. Aric Almirola will replace him in the Nationwide Series this weekend at Phoenix. Annett was injured in a wreck during the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Daytona.
• The New Jersey Devils have placed goaltender Martin Brodeur on injured reserve with a sore back. Brodeur, 40, must miss at least seven days. So, the veteran is not allowed to play until at least Monday’s game at Toronto. He is 8-2-3 with a 2.27 goals-against average this season.
Traded Less than 24 hours after picking up a career-best three assists in a loss at Nashville, the Dallas Stars have dealt right wing Michael Ryder and a third-round draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens for right wing Erik Cole in a swap of veteran forwards. The 32-year-old Ryder has six goals and eight assists in 19 games this year for the Stars. The 34-year-old Cole has three goals and three assists in 19 games for the Canadiens.
• The Los Angeles Kings traded struggling left wing Simon Gagne back to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional draft pick. Gagne hasn’t scored a goal in 11 games this season for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who sent the veteran forward back to the city where he spent his first 10 National Hockey League seasons.
Suspended The Milwaukee Bucks have suspended center Samuel Dalembert for one game for what the team calls “a violation of team policy.” Dalembert is averaging 7.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and just 16.7 minutes per game this season.
Signed The San Jose Earthquakes have re-signed forward Chris Wondolowski. The deal makes Wondolowski the second San Jose player to take a designated player spot. The Bay Area native scored 27 goals last season, tying the Major League Soccer record set by Tampa Bay’s Roy Lassiter in 1996.
• D.C. United has signed Panamanian midfielder Marcos Sanchez on a one-year loan. The 23-year-old Sanchez has made 18 appearances and scored two goals for Panama’s national team.
Retired Toronto FC captain Torsten Frings has announced his retirement after an 18-year career, citing a slow recovery from hip surgery. The 36-year-old former German international’s hip injury cut short his Major League Soccer season last September. Frings, 32, played only 33 games for Toronto, scoring two goals.