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Croxton's Status Still Up in Air

By Ed Weaver

Troy Record, January 10, 2006

TROY - Chances are good that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute won't have to play two nationally-ranked teams without leading scorer Kevin Croxton this weekend. The bad news is, that's not a sure thing and Croxton was still on crutches on Monday.

The senior right winger, who suffered a deep ankle bruise during Saturday night's victory over Harvard, was seen by doctors on Monday.

It's hoped that Croxton (11 goals-19 assists-30 points) will be able to play against St. Lawrence on Friday night and Clarkson on Saturday night.

The Engineers will have a full practice session today. It's unlikely that Croxton will take part but it's hoped that he will return to the ice later in the week.

"It's just going to depend on how sore it is," Rensselaer coach Dan Fridgen said on Monday.

In spite of Croxton's value to the team, and the fact that he's one of the most skilled players, Fridgen would prefer that Croxton get a practice session in before playing.

"It's day-to-day," Fridgen said, adding the team hopes to have Croxton back by game time on Friday night.

Croxton has 134 points (54-80-134) in 137 career games and will move into 25th place on RPI's all-time assists list with two more.