St. Lawrence captain Flanagan has appendix removed

St. Lawrence captain Kyle Flanagan complained of abdominal pain Tuesday morning and by Tuesday evening, had his appendix removed.

According to the Watertown Daily Times, Flanagan will miss this weekend’s games at Union and at Rensselaer but may return for the ECAC playoffs.

“The surgery was successful,” St. Lawrence coach Greg Carvel said to the paper. “There were no problems or complications. He could be back with us in the next 7-10 days.

“He woke up with the symptoms and our trainer took him to the hospital. The symptoms were pretty extreme.”

Flanagan, a Hobey Baker Award candidate, is fifth nationally with 42 points and third in the country with 28 assists.