Boston College starting goaltender Greg Taylor broke his glove hand while performing off-ice plyometric drills and will likely miss the next two to three weeks.
“The break should heal in five weeks,” said BC coach Jerry York. “Hopefully in two to three weeks he can get some movement so he can play with a cast on.”
The two-to-three week estimate appears to be a best-case scenario.
“It’s a break right in the middle of his glove hand, so it’s hard to squeeze,” York said.
Most Hockey East observers consider Taylor among the top league goaltenders. He is backed up by Mike Correia, a sophomore who spent last year in the USHL. Prior to the injury, Correia recorded a 1-1-0 record as Taylor’s backup with a 4.00 goals against average and an .854 save percentage.
The injury occurred Tuesday, Nov. 19, while Taylor performed “box jumping,” a conditioning and agility drill. Taylor hit his catching hand on the box, causing a fracture of the third metacarpal bone.
Taylor’s earliest return projects to a Dec. 6-7 weekend series with Maine. Prior to that series, Boston College plays five games in nine nights from Nov. 22 through 30.