By Tim Healey/DFP Staff
Jack Parker spoke with an air of concern after the No. 10/11 Boston University men's hockey team's 3-2 win over Providence College Friday night. Sure, his team had won after falling behind 2-0, but it lost sophomore forward Evan Rodrigues to an apparent left hand injury after he got hit hard into the boards.
All is well, though, as Rodrigues' hand is not fractured, according to team sports information director Brian Kelley on Twitter. Rodrigues is day-to-day and will miss Saturday's game at Agganis Arena vs. the Friars.
With Rodrigues in one piece the Terriers look to have dodged a bullet. The Etobicoke, Ontario, native has been on fire of late, netting eight of his 18 points this season in the last four games, including BU's first two goals Friday night.
The hot streak comes after Rodrigues went five games over the course of more than a month without a point.
"He arguably might be the best forward on our team right now, and sure is one of the hottest players in the league right now," Parker said Friday night. "That’ll be tough to replace."
Fortunately for him, the team won't have to for too long.
Senior forward Ryan Santana is expected to replace Rodrigues as second-line right wing Saturday night.
Rodrigues' absence also opens up a lineup spot for freshman forward Wes Myron, who "is chomping at the bit to get back in," according to Parker, after being a healthy scratch the last two games.