Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thursday Notes

Right wing Jimmy Kilpatrick (concussion) won't play this weekend and did not practice this week. I haven't received official word if there's any reason to believe he won't be back for the Minnesota-Duluth series Feb. 22-23, but I would assume he will be and the coaches and trainer Jason Bushie are just being careful with the bye week coming up.

Lines will look like this:

Richard Bachman will be in net Friday.

**Also--ever important to even the most casual CC hockey fan--Denver's leading scorer Brock Trotter is gone for good.

DU Hockey Release:
University of Denver sophomore forward Brock Trotter (Brandon, Manitoba) has signed a three-year free agent entry level NHL contract with the Montreal Canadiens, two-time national coach of the year George Gwozdecky announced today.

Terms of Trotter’s three-year deal were not disclosed. Trotter will report to Hamilton of the American Hockey League. He could make his AHL debut as early as Feb. 9.

“We’re really happy for Brock and his opportunity with the Montreal Canadiens,” Gwozdecky said. “Brock accomplished a lot in his three years with our program and we wish him continued success during his professional hockey career.”


CCtig said...

Thanks Kate for the update on Trotter. It was a pleasure to meet you a few weeks ago. Go Tigers!! CCtig (Lee)

ckj said...

Kate - this Trotter situation is unclear. Sounds like he may have been suspended - didn't like that - and went to the pros. If that is the case, is this something CC should worry about with the 2 players who were suspended earlier in the year?

gmf1a said...

One CC player is a senior - can't go anywhere.

The other is not the prototype NHL guy.

Hope he comes back. wonder if he might consider sitting the whole year out rather than just play 1/2 of a Senior season?

Kate Crandall said...

Patrosso is looking forward to coming back in mid-March. He's been skating with a junior team in Detroit and getting back into shape after the high ankle sprain he suffered in late November.

Cody Lampl has been skating with a team near his hometown of Ketchum, Idaho.