Both UND defenseman Troy Stecher and forward Trevor Olson continues to skate at practice as UND prepares for this weekend’s showdown against Nebraska Omaha in the CenturyLink Center.
It’s not out of the question that they play one or both games this weekend as No. 1 UND takes on No. 5 Omaha.
Stecher hasn’t played since Dec. 6, when he injured his leg in a game against Lake Superior State. He has missed the last eight games (UND is 6-2 without him). The original timeline pegged his return for around this time.
If Stecher does not play against the Mavericks, he will have an extra week to heal up as UND is off next weekend before hosting Denver.
Stecher rejoined practice last week but was unavailable for the games against Colorado College.
Olson also rejoined practice last week after being out with mono. He returned to practice quicker than the team originally thought.
Olson hasn’t played since Christmas break, missing the last six.
Colten St. Clair, who had missed eight games with a concussion, returned to the lineup Saturday night against the Tigers and tallied an assist.