Hey, you can’t blame my old friends the Islanders trainers for the bad run of luck that’s hit prospects Travis Hamonic, Calvin de Haan, Mark Katic, Mikko Koskinen and now Corey Trivino.
Trivino, the Islanders’ second round pick in 2008 before Aaron Ness and Hamonic, suffered a broken right fibula during Boston University’s 5-2 win over Maine. What was originally called a high ankle sprain by BU coach Jack Parker was later changed to a broken leg. See, that sort of stuff happens at every level.
A sophomore, the 6-1 center made only small strides in his development this season. Trivino had just 4 goals and 15 points in 28 games. Worst of all, the injury will cost him big-game experience in March.
Trivino is likely to stay with the Terriers next year for his junior season. He has been praised this season by Parker for his defensive play and was matched up against top lines. The second-round pick still has a way to go to prove he’s worthy of an NHL contract. There is plenty of time and he just turned 20 last month.
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