There is good news for Shawn Marion, highlighted by the way he is performing as the Mavs’ Swiss Army Knife, and of course also involving the work of his 8-4 team. But there is challenging news, too
Ratliff, who turns 32 on Thursday, missed the first four games last season with an ankle injury and the final six with a groin problem. He had sports hernia surgery in December.
The Stars have placed forward Derek Roy on injured reserve with a groin injury, clearing a roster spot for the expected debut of Jamie Benn on Monday night at Columbus.
Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins is expected to be ready for next season after having surgery on his right groin Thursday.
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler could begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment