Nick Blackwell is no longer sedated after being operated on to reduce swelling on his brain.The retired middleweight is understood to be stable but as he is yet to wake his condition is being monitored.The 26-year-old suffered the injury last Tuesday in an ill-advised sparring session that took place despite him no longer having a licence to box.He had retired after collapsing at the end of his defeat by Chris Eubank Jr. in March, when he was found to have suffered a bleed on the skull and put into an induced coma.While Blackwell remains in hospital and will continue to be monitored by doctors, the British Boxing Board of Controls investigation into the circumstances surrounding his injury is also ongoing.Their general secretary Robert Smith has spoken of their need to discover who oversaw the sparring session and who else was involved.The incident happened without the knowledge of Blackwells former trainer Gary Lockett, who had encouraged the fighter to get his trainers licence if he wanted to remain in the sport.Lockett said in a statement: I cant believe the boxer he sparred with, and [the] coach or coaches involved, would ever allow Nick to spar when hes had a brain injury.In due course, I hope they are dealt with by the British Boxing Board of Control in the correct manner.We thought that was all going very well and while we knew Nick missed boxing, we obviously didnt realise the extent to which he missed it.I am deeply saddened by what has happened. Nick is not just an ex-boxer of mine, but also someone I consider to be a friend. [url=]Sergei Fedorov Jersey[/url] .Y. -- Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo had little trouble picking up his first shutout of the season against a Buffalo Sabres team thats having trouble scoring goals. [url=]Troy Loney Jersey[/url] . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield. [url=][/url] . Schenn scored the game-winning goal and added two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday. [url=]Ryan Miller Jersey[/url] . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. [url=]Adam Henrique Jersey[/url] . After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday. Thursday, Ryen Russillo and Danny Kanell welcome ESPN NFL Insider Louis Riddick (2 p.m. ET), ESPN The Magazines Seth Wickersham (2:30) and Houston coach Tom Herman (3:00).Todays main topics:? Drew Brees contract extension? Tim Tebows deal with the MetsText us at 73776 (msg&dataa rates may apply) or tweet us at twitter.ddddddddddddcom/RussilloShow -- well be with you from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio and ' ' '