Yesterday suspended for the rest of the season, today done for good? Per The Detroit News, Michigan State sophomore Corey Tropp will no longer be a part of the Spartans hockey program.
Michigan State hockey players Andrew Conboy and Corey Tropp are no longer on the team after their violent actions in Saturday's game at Michigan, MSU coach Rick Comley said Tuesday. "It was a tough decision, but the right decision," Comley said. "I don't think the kids are bad kids. I don't think (their actions) were premeditated."There's more to come on this. Tropp is staying in school while addressing options (juniors, professional contract, sit-and-transfer), but for now the dust will have to settle before a decision is made. The Sarnia Sting (OHL) would have dibs if he was looking at major junior. The Lansing State Journal is suggesting that a relationship between Tropp and the Spartans may not be 100% over.
Tropp, who was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round of the 2007 NHL draft from Grosse Pointe Woods, is talking with his parents about his future. "If he stays in school, I would be willing to sit down with him in the spring and discuss his status with him,'' Comley said. Senior goalie Jeff Lerg, the Spartans' captain, said he and former MSU standout Justin Abdelkader talked with Tropp on Monday. "We told him that you don't want to ruin your hockey career because of one thing,'' Lerg said. "If you have to work through some tough times, you'll probably be better for it. "I think it's good for him to take a couple days and let it sink in and look at his options.''