Colorado College sophomore goalie Joe Howe is hopeful he can play this weekend against No. 3 Denver despite suffering an unspecified lower body injury Saturday against No. 5 North Dakota.
“I hope I do but it is all dependent on how treatment goes tomorrow, and the next day and when I can start skating,” Howe said after Monday’s practice. “Like I said, it is day to day.”
Howe was one of nine Tigers that did not participate in practice. It is not unusual for players to sit out of Monday’s session, which is often not held at all after long road trips.
Howe suffered the injury during a collision with North Dakota’s Brad Malone and a CC defender with 17:35 left in Saturday’s 6-0 loss.
Howe, who had made 24 saves, was helped off the ice and into the training room where he remained after the game. Freshman Josh Thorimbert made two saves in relief.
Howe suffered an upper body injury against Denver in the regular-season finale last March but was able to play in the playoffs series loss at Minnesota-Duluth, recording a shutout.