Corey Tropp of Michigan State has been reinstated to the hockey program after a January suspension. The Sabres third round pickin 2007, Tropp will return to the CCHA in 2009-10 for his junior season.
EAST LANSING - Sophomore right wing Corey Tropp has been reinstated to the hockey program, coach Rick Comley said Friday. Advertisement Tropp was suspended for the season after an on-ice incident in a game at Michigan on Jan. 25. Tropp slashed at a prone Steven Kampfer, a Wolverine defenseman who had been hauled down by Spartan freshman forward Andrew Conboy. The incident came after Kampfer's open-ice hit on Tropp. "I feel Corey deserves to rejoin the team,'' Comley said in a statement released by MSU. "Corey paid a considerable price for his actions - actions which were out of character and not representative of how he carried himself as student-athlete in our program up to that point. "We believe that this was an isolated incident and it is time for him to get back with the team as we begin our preparations for next season.'' Before he was suspended, Tropp, from Grosse Pointe Woods, had three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 22 games. Conboy also was suspended for the season, but he left school immediately to turn pro. He recently signed an entry-level contract with the NHL's Montreal Canadiens.