North Dakota blueliner Stecher to miss 6-8 weeks with leg injury

According to the Grand Forks Herald, North Dakota sophomore defenseman Troy Stecher will be out for about 6-8 weeks after suffering a lower leg injury during UND’s 3-1 win over Lake Superior State last Saturday night.

Stecher is a major part of the North Dakota penalty-killing unit and also has a goal and eight assists for nine points in 17 games this season.

Seniors Nick Mattson or Andrew Panzarella are favorites to take Stecher’s spot in the UND lineup.