Wednesday, October 26, 2011

From the FreeP: Path to recovery underway for Terriers

By Tim Healey/DFP Staff

Two oft-injured members of the No. 12/13 Boston University men’s hockey team, red shirt freshman forward Yasin Cisse and junior defender Ryan Ruikka, have been practicing with the team for weeks but have yet to dress for a game this season.

Cisse has missed nearly two full seasons due to a torn ankle tendon after playing just 18 games with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL in 2009-10. Then his freshman year at BU (2-2, 1-1 Hockey East) ended for it really got started when he re-tore the tendon in his collegiate debut on Oct. 8.

The Westmount, Quebec native recovered from those injuries in time for this season, but a pre-season concussion delayed his comeback, and according to BU coach Jack Parker, the team will take it slow while Cisse shakes off the rust.

“[Cisse] has to get the feel of the puck again to be able to play again,” Parker said. “We won’t put him out there until we feel comfortable.”

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