Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The R.J. Report

Stopped by the rink today and ran into ex-Maverick R.J. Linder, who ranks among my favorite players to cover. A real class act. Linder is helping out one of the hockey camps going on, along with a group of current players, including Channing Boe, Andy Sackrison, Cameron Cooper, Mike Louwerse and Evan Mosey.

Linder, who graduated from MSU in 2008, is doing well. The defenseman played 11 games for the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League last season before suffering a serious knee injury and having surgery. He said he plans on returning to Tulsa this season, and signed with the Oilers earlier this month. But, for now, he's skating with the youth players over at All Seasons Arena.

Word around the rink was that David Backes was in Mankato on Monday for the Mavericks' alumni golf outing. PucKato was unable to make it there; hopefully I'll be able to do an update on him down the road.

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