Laliberte fine after taking shot in head; Kasie surgery went well
Junior left winger/center Jacob Laliberte took a slap shot to the face (the puck got inside his face mask) from Ryan Haggerty and was cut in two places.
Laliberte was helped to his feet by teammates, bleeding profusely, but left the ice on his own ability.
Asked if he'll be on the lineup at Union on Friday night, Laliberte said, "definitely. I'll be fine."
Rensselaer coach Seth Appert affirmed Laliberte's words.
"Hockey players bleed," Appert said. "He'll be fine."
Concussion symptoms will again keep high-energy sophomore Travis Fulton out of the lineup this weekend, though sophomore Milos Bubela, who has 23 points (9-14-23) in 44 games in his career, will likely return from an undisclosed injury that kept him out last weekend.
All-ECAC Hockey goaltender Jason Kasdorf, who had surgery on Wednesday to repair a recurring problem with shoulder dislocations, was injured in practice on Oct. 15. Several players over the past two years were also banged up in practice.
Appert said he spoke to Kasdorf on Wednesday and that the surgery went well and that, "all things considered" Kasdorf was feeling OK.
Fulton was injured in practice on Oct. 16.
Bubela was injured in the 2-0 loss at Harvard on Nov. 1.