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posted 03.23.2012 at 3.02 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Denver Goalie Faus Out For Season with Achilles Tear

Denver sophomore goaltender Jamie Faus ruptured his Achilles tendon on Sunday and will miss the rest of the 2012 season. He was undergoing surgery Friday afternoon, coach Bill Tierney confirmed.

Faus was injured between the second and third overtime periods against Notre Dame. He collapsed to the turf and was helped off by teammates and trainers. He didn't put any weight on his left leg while being held upright on the sideline by teammates during the third overtime, and was later given crutches.

It was unclear exactly how Faus was injured. Television cameras from ESPNU only caught the aftermath of Faus' injury, as he lay on the turf field at Notre Dame.

"He had played 68 minutes, and was walking out on the field for our third overtime and he just went down," Tierney said Friday.

Senior backup Troy Orzech played that third OT period. Freshman Ryan LaPlante started the Pioneers' next game on Tuesday against Cornell and made eight saves in another OT loss. LaPlante figures to be the starter going foward.

Here's a video interview with the freshman.

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