If it wasn't for bad luck, Bowling Green's Ryan Carpenter wouldn't have any luck at all.
The junior forward, who led Bowling Green in scoring last season with 18 goals and 15 assists, was expected to be an all-WCHA candidate this year for the Falcons. But Carpenter has missed the Falcons' first ten games of the season after suffering a broken finger in preseason practice that required surgery.
The Falcons had played pretty strong hockey in Carpenter's absence, and were hoping his impending return to the line-up, which was scheduled to be this Friday in an important league series against Ferris State, would give them an extra boost. But this week during practice, Carpenter suffered a broken foot while blocking a shot. There's no timetable set for when Carpenter will be able to return to the ice. If there's any good news, it's that the injury won't require surgery to fix, which hopefully means his recovery time will be shorter.