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Merrimack’s Madsen stable at New Hampshire hospital with leg injury

Merrimack senior Carter Madsen is stable at a New Hampshire hospital after suffering a lower leg injury Saturday night on the first shift of Merrimack’s 3-2 overtime win at UNH.

Madsen was carried off the ice on a stretcher and immediately transported to the hospital.

Warriors’ coach Mark Dennehy and head athletic trainer Allan Del Valle joined Madsen at the hospital following the game.

Madsen has spent much of the last three seasons on a line with classmates Elliott Sheen, a teammate in juniors, and roommate Ryan Flanigan.

Flanigan, who did not play Saturday, also accompanied Madsen to the hospital.

On Monday, Madsen released a statement:

“I want to thank everyone for their concern and support for me during this tough time. I have received many voicemails and texts from countless Merrimack students, faculty, staff and alums, as well as from friends and fans across the United States and Canada. While this is a very tough and frustrating time for me, your support is helping me get through this as best as I can. I am very appreciative and grateful for everyone’s involvement and am truly proud to be a Merrimack Warrior. Thanks again and I hope to return to campus as soon as I can.”

Fans wishing to send Madsen cards and well wishes should send them to:

Merrimack College
ATTN: Carter Madsen
Athletic Department, Volpe Complex
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845


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  • Pedromvp1999

    Any news on the actual injury?

    • engageant

      The incident occurred directly in front of our seats, and from what I could see, it appeared to be a high ankle injury (at the top of the boot).  I couldn’t tell if it was broken, but I would not be surprised.  Best wishes go to Madsen from this UNH fan and his family.

  • Anonymous

    I hope it’s not serious enough to end his season, I would hate to see his senior year ruined like that.

    • After Further Review

      I was hoping to hear more by now too.  If you saw it, not be speculate, it looked awful.  Took a matter of seconds for them to have the stretcher out and the pads on his lower legs fully cut off.  The leg wasn’t moved at all.
      Wish him the best!

      • After Further Review

        From a local newspaper…

        Merrimack senior center Carter Madsen, injured in Saturday’s 3-2 win
        over the New Hampshire Wildcats at the Whittemore Center, is facing
        left-ankle surgery following a collision with the back boards just 24
        seconds into the game.

        Unfortunately, the injury will end Madsen’s season.