Union's Grosenick Injured in Win
by Joshua Seguin/CHN Writer
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Troy Grosenick went down early in the second period of Friday night's 6-2 win over Harvard with an apparent lower-body injury. Last season, Grosenick led the Dutchmen to their first Frozen Four appearance with a 1.65 goals-against average and .936 save percentage. He was also named a First Team All-American and was expected to be a catalyst for the Dutchmen moving forward.
"We are going to evaluate Troy's condition (Saturday)," Union coach Rick Bennet said. "I am not really sure, but I think he banged up his ankle again. We really don't know what's going on and probably won't until Monday."
Early indications say that Grosenick will miss 3-4 weeks with the injury, but his status will be more clear when the full prognosis is available Monday. Last season, he missed time with an ankle injury.
Saturday, Union travels to Dartmouth in a matchup of the top two teams in the ECAC. Union sophomore Colin Stevens will make the start in place of Grosenick. He stepped into the game on Friday night and gave up a goal on 15 shots.
Union is also missing defenseman and captain Mat Bodie who will be out with an arm injury for at least a month. Union dealt with relatively few injuries last season and these injuries will test a very deep team.
"Hopefully we will respond the same way as we did with one of our key defensemen out," said Bennett. "We have to kind of rally around it but we are never going to use injuries or sickness as an excuse, never. We are going to move forward, we have two other goalies and we are going to use them."