Monday, January 7, 2013

Burkemper out for season

Minnesota State junior forward J.P. Burkemper will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Monday to repair a torn labrum in his hip that has kept him out of the lineup for most of the first half of the season.

Burkemper confirmed over the weekend that the procedure would be season-ending and he hopes to get a medical redshirt year. He played in just three games this season, last playing on Oct. 27 at St. Cloud State.

With Burkemper out and Corey Leivermann transferring to Gustavus Adolphus (he was slated to join the Gusties on Monday), the Mavericks' forward corps got a little thinner over break. However, Teddy Blueger is back from the World Junior Championships. He missed MSU's last four games while playing for Latvia in that tournament.

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