Rocco Grimaldi won’t be able to play this season for UND.
UND confirmed Thursday that Grimaldi will have season-ending surgery as his knee has not healed after two months of rest.
Grimaldi injured his kneecap blocking a shot before the season started and never was 100 percent. He played in four games during the season, scoring once and adding one assist.
Grimaldi will be eligible for a medical redshirt, but it unlikely he will be here five years in order to use it.
UND already has lost Derek Rodwell (shoulder) and Colten St. Clair (NCAA) for the season. Other sidelined players include Brendan O’Donnell (could be out for the season), Michael Parks (day to day) and Derek Forbort (week to week).
UND expects to know more about O’Donnell’s injury early next week.