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Cornell's Bardreau Out For Season

Suffered Neck Fracture After Hit to Boards

CHN Staff Report

Cornell sophomore center Cole Bardreau is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a neck fracture last weekend.

Bardreau was checked into the boards in a loss at Rensselaer on Saturday. The hit, by Greg Burgdoerfer, resulted in a five-minute major and game misconduct. Bardreau, however, played after that, discovering the injury during an MRI on Monday.

“He’s a very lucky human being,” Cornell coach Mike Schafer told the media Tuesday. “He had no pain during the course of the game, no indication that had happened. He’s a lucky kid.”

Bardreau was a standout in Friday's game against Union, his first for the Big Red since returning from the World Junior Championships, where he won a gold medal with Team USA. Bardreau had a goal and an assist against Union, and has been a key faceoff man for Cornell.

Bardreau finishes the season with two goals and seven points in 13 games. In 34 games as a freshman, Bardreau had four goals and eight points.

It's the second straight year Cornell has lost a key forward for the season. Last year, it was then-freshman Brian Ferlin.

Cornell is currently 8-7-2 and rated No. 22 in the Pairwise.

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