Colton Phinney underwent offseason surgery and will be out four to six months, a source told Eye on the Tigers. The timeline means Phinney should be back by September.
Phinney was initially injured in a loss at Harvard on Jan. 29. He played through his injury for the next five games until head coach Ron Fogarty shut him down on Feb. 13 against St. Lawrence.
“He’s been fighting through an injury, it’s time to shut him down,” Fogarty said after the loss to St. Lawrence.
That was the only game Phinney missed, and he returned on Feb. 20 against Union.
“He was excellent,” Fogarty said after Phinney’s return. “He looked more flexible. I think the day of rest, we should probably [have done] it sooner.”
Just one night after returning, Phinney broke the program’s all-time single-season save record. The former Delbarton netminder started in 30 games this season and finished with a career-high .924 save percentage.