Feb. 27, 2013
Boston College junior forward Kevin Hayes, who suffered a contusion to his left quadriceps muscle during last night's game against UMass-Lowell, underwent surgery to release pressure on the area early this morning, according to head coach Jerry York.
The surgery, which involved a release of fascia to prevent long-term damage to the muscle, was performed by a vascular surgeon at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Mass. Hayes is resting in stable condition at the hospital, though will miss the remainder of the season during recovery.
A 6-foot-3, 213-pound junior from Dorchester, Mass., Hayes sustained the injury during the second period of Boston College's 4-2 home loss to UMass-Lowell on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and did not return.
Hayes is a 2010 first-round draft choice of Chicago who has registered 67 points - 17 goals and 50 assists - in 102 career games. He has registered 25 points - six goals and 19 assists - in 27 games this season.
Boston College (18-9-3, 13-8-2 Hockey East), which is ranked fourth according to both national polls released on Monday, is back in action on Friday, March 1 at Providence in the first of a two-game, home-and-home series against the Friars. BC and PC will faceoff at Kelley Rink on Saturday, March 2 at 4 p.m. That game will be televised by the New England Sports Network.