Da Costa Injury Update

Stephane Da Costa’s lower-body injury, suffered in last Friday’s game at UNH, is not season-ending. There is still no definitive timetable for his return to the Merrimack lineup.

Da Costa, Merrimack’s leading scorer with 36 points, underwent testing after swelling receded enough for accurate pictures to be taken.

The injury occurred with 5:57 remaining in the third period of Friday’s 4-2 win over the Wildcats at the Whittemore Center. Da Costa and UNH senior Phil DeSimone collided at center ice and Da Costa’s leg was kicked out from underneath him.


  1. Wow, great news Mike. I feel like they should be ok this weekend, since the secondary scoring has been there lately. It might be a problem going to Orono in 2 weeks, since they have more speed and skill up front.

  2. I saw him at the 99 with his family the other night after the UNH game. I asked him how he was feeling, he said he was feeling good, didn't look like he was in a lot of pain or anything. Hopefully that's a good sign.

  3. Hope he is back for the playoffs. Don't think he's critical until then. If this team is as good as I believe they are, they can go 4-2 or 5-1 over these last six games without him. He's a hell of a hockey player and a difference maker on the PP.

  4. Glad to hear it. I was thrilled that DaCosta made the decision to return to school this season. I'd love for guys like him to stay a full four years, but it's the risk of just this kind of thing happening that makes guys think they should take the offers and go pro. It'd be great if Stephane isn't punished for his commitment to the program.

    Hope he's better soon with no ill effects for the his career, at Merrimack or elsewhere.

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