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RPI's Kasdorf to Miss Weekend and Possibly More

CHN Staff Report

RPI goaltender Jason Kasdorf, a 2011 sixth-round NHL Draft pick of Winnipeg, separated his shoulder this week and will miss at least this weekend's games.

Kasdorf got hurt in a pre-practice warmup drill Tuesday, something coach Seth Appert called a "freak situation" to the Schnectady Gazette. He will be out an indefinite amount of time.

Kasdorf also separated his shoulder last year. He will receive an MRI to determine whether he can rehab the shoulder and miss 3-4 weeks, or whether he would need shoulder surgery that might end his season.

Kasdorf started both of RPI's first two games, but was pulled from a 7-2 loss to Boston College on Sunday. Kasdorf allowed six goals to Boston College on 15 shots, a day after shutting out Sacred Heart in the team's opener.

Kasdorf, a 6-foot-4 native of Winnipeg, was 14-5-2 last season as a freshman, with a 1.62 goals against average and .935 save percentage. He is being counted upon to lead the Engineers this season, a team with high expectations coming off a surprising second-place finish in the ECAC a year ago.

Junior Scott Diebold, who has appeared in 17 games over his first two seasons and relieved Kasdorf on Sunday, is expected to get the starts this weekend. Freshman Jake Soffer has yet to see any action.

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