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01-19-2012, 09:52 AM
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Appears Connor Brickley may be out for the rest of the year. He severed a tendon and is listed as indefinite for his UVM team. Would like to have seen him on the World stage. He went down and so did that USA team. Kinda moving along at his own pace while playing for one of the worst NCAA teams in the country (based on record). I monitor the NCAA kids and he is interesting. Built like a brick at 6'0 195 lbs, great hands w/ over the top speed & quickness. I see that his college team will have difficulty keeping him another year.
Actually, the injury will probably guarantee that UVM keeps him another year now. He was improving greatly, but now the Panthers will wait and see how he recovers - they've got too many bodies both signed and otherwise available to them to want to rush him to the NHL after he misses half a season.
Anyway, I was afraid this would be the result of that injury...sucks, because UVM couldn't stand to lose anyone at this point, and Brickley was their most improved player this year. It's really been a transition year because they lost the rest of that high-end defensive corps that got them to the NCAA tourney a few years ago, and they've also struggled with injuries (I think they're dressing a few walk-on players at this point).
Coach Sneddon's on the radio right now - haven't been paying attention, gotta turn it up
"...and ultimately it doesn't matter."
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