Then-No. 4 Providence was amping up its physical play during the second period and Carey moved to avoid a check by a Friar.
He avoided getting driven into the boards, bumped his right shoulder into the glass, which knocked him over onto his left shoulder, hitting the ice hard and dislocating his shoulder.
“He was a little embarrassed about it,” coach Frank Serratore said.
The Centennial native will have an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, as will senior goalie Jason Torf who injured his right groin muscle stretching out his toe pad for a spectacular save later against the Friars.
Torf’s injury came with more than two minutes left, and he gritted through considerable pain to finish the landmark win, the Falcons’ sixth over a top five team in six years.
Both are doubtful for this weekend’s league road series at Army.