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Union goalie Grosenick returns to practice (with video)

Union junior goalie Troy Grosenick returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since he suffered and injury to his right leg Nov. 9 against Harvard.

The initial thought was that Grosenick would be out three to four weeks. But an MRI three days later showed no damage to the leg, and Grosenick's prognosis was upgraded to day-to-day.

"It felt great. I'm back to 100 percent. There are no problems," said Grosenick, who is 4-1-1 with a 2.39 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage this season. "Everything's good."

Grosenick, who is the defending Ken Dryden Award winner as ECAC Hockey goalie of the year, reported no problems moving from side to side.

"We thought he looked very good," Union coach Rick Bennett said. "We were talking about it, as a staff, but more importantly, talking to Jason. He was on and making saves that a lot of guys can't. That tells us he’s somewhat back to normal."

Eighth-ranked Union hosts Penn State for games Saturday and Sunday. It's possible Grosenick could play in one of the games.

“That’s what we’re trying to figure out,” Bennett said. “We’re trying to find out the best possible way to get him in game shape and get him ready for league play while, at the same time, give him that extra day [off]. We’re 50-50 right now.”

To see a video interview, click here.

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