FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Could the door be open for quarterback Tim Tebow to return to the New England Patriots? Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Monday declined to rule out bringing back the popular but underperforming quarterback some time this season, noting that its not uncommon for him to re-sign a player hes already cut. "I dont know whats going to happen during the year, but certainly weve had a lot of players whove left here and come back here," Belichick told reporters in his first comments since releasing Tebow on Saturday. "Thats already happened multiple times this year." The Patriots have only two quarterbacks on the active roster. If starter Tom Brady or backup Ryan Mallett is injured, they would need another. The decision to go with two quarterbacks, as the team has done in the past, was "cause we thought it was the best thing for the team." Tebow was released Saturday when NFL teams were required to cut their rosters to 53 players. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was 11 for 30 for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in three exhibition games. The Patriots commonly bring back players after releasing them. In fact, on Monday they re-signed cornerback Marquice Cole just one day after releasing him. "There are a million things that go into every decision, personnel decision," Belichick said. "There are a lot of things that play off one another. In the end, we did what we thought was best for the team, at every position, every one." Also Monday, Belichick said tight end Rob Gronkowski is "definitely moving forward" after an off-season of surgeries. Belichick would not elaborate on the future for the two-time Pro Bowl selection, who practiced in full pads Sunday for the first time since having back surgery, taking part in drills with his teammates during the 15 minutes reporters were allowed to observe the start of practice. "This is his first opportunity to be in pads," Belichick said. "So, yes, hes definitely moving forward." Gronkowski, who was back on the field on Monday, has had four operations this year, three on his broken left forearm and one on his back; he also had forearm surgery last year after breaking it on Nov. 18 while blocking on an extra point against the Indianapolis Colts. Gronkowski isnt expected to ready for the opener, but Belichick decided not to place him on the physically unable to perform list, which would have required him to miss at least the first six games of the season. Belichick repeatedly declined to elaborate on Gronkowskis timetable. "We take it day to day," the coach said. "Evaluate tomorrow based on how today goes, see how it goes. See how tomorrow goes and deal with whatever that day is, Wednesday or Thursday or whatever the day is. Well take it day to day. Its the same way we do with everybody." Gronkowski has caught 187 passes for 38 touchdowns in three NFL seasons despite missing the last five regular-season games in 2012. Last years other star tight end, Aaron Hernandez, is being held without bail on a murder charge. Cole, released on Sunday, has played four seasons with the New York Jets and Patriots. He played in 14 games last year in New England and finished with 12 tackles, one interception, three passes defenced and seven special teams tackles. The Patriots also released offensive lineman Josh Kline on Monday and re-signed rookie WR Quentin Sims to the practice squad. Sims joined the Patriots as a rookie free agent and was cut on Aug. 31. Air Force 1 Wholesale
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"You can look at stats all you want but I missed a lot of good opportunities lately. One game I had eight shots. It started getting into my head, thinking that I cant score, so its definitely a monkey off the back. The first one was lucky, off a skate and in, but you take them as they come." Desharnais got two assists, giving him three points in 20 games this season. Only last week, newly elected Montreal mayor Denis Coderre caused a stir when he suggested Desharnais be sent to the minors. He was scratched one game, but bounced back with better efforts of late. When he is on his game, the stocky centre is a clever passer and playmaker, although he only seems ever to click with Pacioretty. Part of the breakthrough came when coach Michel Therrien put tenacious right winger Brendan Gallagher on their unit. That threesome was Montreals best line in the second half of last season. And Pacioretty went hard to the front of the net for two of his goals. "Davy and I, our chemistry is at a level where he knows where Im going and he can throw blind passes, and thats what happened, said Pacioretty. "Gally gets everyone going. "Hes an energetic player. With him getting into the forecheck and disrupting the defence a little, all it takes is a split second. Hes a hound on the puck and he got us going." Michael Bournival, Daniel Briere and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Canadiens (11-9-2), who had tallied only 18 goals in their previous 11 games. Nino Niederreiter and Dany Heatley scored for the Wild (13-5-4), which ended a four-game winning streak and an eight-game undefeated run dating to a 5-1 loss to Chicago on Oct. 28. Minnesota looked nothing like the air-tight defensive club that was piling up wins in recent weeks. Once Paciorettys first goal went in, they put up little fight. Top defenceman Ryan Suter ended the night minus-3, whhile his partner Jonas Brodin was minus-4.dddddddddddd Coach Mike Yeo wants to see the team push back Wednesday night in Ottawa. "Its all a matter how you take this one in," said Yeo. "If we just sit here and say weve been on a nice run and this was bound to happen, then I dont think we should expect much difference from tonight. "If this stings like it should, it should he motivating for us to win that game." Wild starter Josh Harding, one of the NHLs three stars for his three wins last week, was pulled in the second period after allowing three goals on 19 shots in favour of third-stringer Darcy Kuemper, who looked shaky in allowing three goals on nine shots. Yeo said pulling Harding was partly to keep him fresh to play in Ottawa. Harding has given up three only twice this season, both times to Montreal. At 2:57 of the second period, Paciorettys slump ended when he had a Desharnais pass go in off his skate from in front of the net. The Canadiens, coming off a 1-0 loss at home to the New York Rangers on Saturday night, had not scored since a Lars Eller goal at 7:34 of the second period of a 3-2 shootout win last Friday in Columbus. Pacioretty converted a spin-around pass from Desharnais at 10:06 at even strength and then ended Hardings night when he tipped in P.K. Subbans point shot on a power play at 13:36. Bournival came from behind the net and beat Kuemper inside the near post at 16:16. Briere one-timed Brian Giontas cross-ice pass behind Kuemper on a counter attack 4:42 into the third. Niederreiter spoiled Carey Prices shutout less than a minute later when he went to the net to bang in his own rebound after a feed from behind the net from Kyle Brodziak. Galchenyuk converted an Andrei Markov feed on a power play at 7:35. Then Heatley, a shadow of his former self this season, jammed in a goal on a power play with 1.3 seconds left in the game for only his third goal in 22 games. In his heyday as a 50-goal and 100-point man with the Ottawa Senators, Heatley -- along with Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson -- terrorized the Canadiens. In 43 career games against Montreal, he has 25 goals and 52 points. Notes: Six goals was a season high scored for Montreal and allowed by Minnesota. . . Pacioretty got his second career hat trick (last: Feb. 9, 2012). . . Winger Rene Bourque (lower body) sat out and Ryan White returned to the Montreal lineup. . . Douglas Murray and George Parros were scratched. . . Minnesota sat out defenceman Matt Dumba. . .The Wild started a four-game road trip that takes them to Ottawa and then onto Winnipeg on Saturday and St. Louis on Monday. ' ' '