UND Hockey's Kristo Out Indefinitely with FrostbiteUniversity of North Dakota head men's hockey coach Dave Hakstol said today that sophomore forward Danny Kristo sustained frostbite to toes on his right foot due to exposure to extreme cold while walking near campus on Sunday evening. Temperatures reached -11 degrees Sunday night.
By: WDAZ Staff Reports,
University of North Dakota head men's hockey coach Dave Hakstol said Tuesday that sophomore forward Danny Kristo sustained frostbite to toes on his right foot due to exposure to extreme cold while walking near campus on Sunday evening.
Kristo, a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
A hospital spokesperson says UND hockey forward Danny Kristo is listed in fair condition as of Wednesday.
UND coach Dave Hakstol says Kristo was transferred from Grand Forks to St. Paul on Monday morning, and says Kristo will stay at Regions to begin the recovery process.
"We have been in close contact with Danny's family," said Hakstol in a statement released Tuesday. "My concern is with Danny's health and his full recovery."
Hakstol said Wednesday that Kristo did not break any team rules.
The National Weather Service says temperatures reached -11 degrees Sunday evening in Grand Forks. With the windchill, it felt like -33 degrees.
Kristo is UND's sixth-leading scorer with 22 points on five goals and 17 assists. In his last twelve games, Kristo has four goals and 13 assists. He had three assists in last Saturday's shutout win at Colorado College. He was the WCHA rookie of the year last season.
Kristo's NHL rights are owned by Montreal. The Canadiens drafted Kristo in the second round in 2008.