The team's official Twitter account announced today that defenseman Steve Santini would miss the first half of the season along with World Jr Championships due to surgery on his wrist. The staff is hoping to have him back by January 1st.
Obviously, it is a tough break but I have reason to believe that Travis Jeke can come in and play at a high level. I think he's a smooth skater and because they won't play him too many minutes, he won't have to be relied on too much defensively. Listen, if there is someone that always overreacts to things, it's this guy. This isn't the end of the world. We still have the best D core in the nation and as long as our forwards stay healthy, we will be fine.
The biggest question currently surrounding the team is the status of sophomore forward Chris Calnan who was held out of the lineup on Saturday. I will update you when I find anything out.