Wednesday, January 12, 2011

O'Grady questionable; York OK

Add Marty O'Grady to Rensselaer's injury list.
The sophomore right winger (3 goals-5 assists-8 points) may be sidelined with a chest injury when the Engineers take on Cornell and Colgate on the road this weekend.
Previously (and still) sidelined are freshman center Brock Higgs (3-7-10) and senior winger Scott Halpern.
Late in Saturday's 5-3 victory over St. Lawrence, O'Grady took a hard hit -- while giving one -- and strained some chest muscles and RPI coach Seth Appert lists him as "questionable" for the weekend games.
"I'm not worried about it," Appert said of the possible loss of O'Grady. "We've had Marty's out before and we played well and we've had some other guys out and played well.
"That the good thing about our team," Appert said. "We have good depth and we have guys who can step in and provide secondary roles for us. Marty's not easy to replace but I'm not worried about it."
York feeling good: Amidst much speculation among RPI fans, junior goaltender Allen York admits he's been less than 100 percent physically in recent weeks but says he "feels fine now."
Though York says "I'm not going to say" where the injury is located, it's believed to be in the chest/ribs area and his mobility in certain positions has appeared to been affected.
"I've had some nagging injuries the past few weeks but this week (in practice) I've felt healthier than I have in a long time. We've gone back work on some things with habits and goaltending techniques. I'm feeling really good this week.
"It was bugging me a little bit," York said of the injury, "but it pretty much 100 percent now, so no worries going into this weekend."
More later: More on the Engineers later and rememeber, we'll have an RPI fans chat room herein at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


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