@russostrib Why is Skjei out?— Kevin DeLury (@TheNYRBlog) October 24, 2012
@russostrib Anything serious?— Kevin DeLury (@TheNYRBlog) October 24, 2012
...while Russo did not respond to my final question, you have to assume being banged up is not that serious.
Skjei has 1g, 1a in the first four games of his collegiate career with the University of Minnesota.
Speaking of Skjei, Chris Peters at the United States of Hockey handicaps his chances of making the USA National Junior Team...
"Brady Skjei — D — Univ. of Minnesota — The competition for positions on the U.S. defense is very much on. Skjei’s ability at both ends as well as his skating ability look to make him a highly likely inclusion, closer to the 90 percent range."
The World Junior Championships begin at the end of December.
...smooth skating, two-way defenseman. Sounds like another collegiate defenseman who won a Conn Smyth for the Rangers in 1994. Did I just put a whole lot of unnecessary pressure on Skjei? Sorry kid.
Brady Sklei along with some of his teammates are dinged up so they are being held out this Friday's game against the US Under-18 team. It is undetermined what will happen on Sunday.
Friday is an exhibition game (non-counting) and Sunday is against Canisius of the Atlantic Hockey Association. Minnesota coach Don Lucia said if this were WCHA conference games all would play. Nothing to worry about but Kevin for you I think you might be interested in this link http://www.gophersports.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/101712aaj.html.
It has to do with Defending The Blueline and I am sorry to report that as of now Stu Bickel is the only NYR player scheduled to play. That is rather disappointing