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  • Kristo: Fair condition

    A hospital spokesperson says Sioux forward Danny Kristo in fair condition

    Friday, February 4 2011 12:30 AM EST2011-02-04 05:30:43 GMT
    UPDATE:  Region's Hospital says Danny Kristo, who is suffering from frostbite on the toes of his right foot, maintains full use of all of his extremities and is in the early stages of recovery.
  • How long does it take for frost bite to get severe?

    Tuesday, February 1 2011 11:25 PM EST2011-02-02 04:25:08 GMT
    These dangerously low temps are something to take very seriously. Experts say tissue damage from the cold can begin in mere minutes. The temperature is steadily dropping. Down to negative 12 in some
  • Kristo absence will be felt.

    Kristo absence will be felt.

    Tuesday, February 1 2011 5:42 PM EST2011-02-01 22:42:29 GMT
    There's no word yet how long Kristo will be out of the Sioux lineup but his absence will have an impact. Kristo was last years WCHA Rookie of the Year with fifteen goals and twenty one assists. This

A star Fighting Sioux forward is in a Twin Cities hospital being treated with severe frostbite. 

Here's the statement just released from UND:

University 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.

To ensure every precaution is taken, Kristo, a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

"We have been in close contact with Danny's family," said Hakstol. "My concern is with Danny's health and his full recovery."

A timeline for Kristo's return to action is not yet known.

Hakstol will not provide any further comment or details out of respect for the privacy of Kristo and his family, and federal law prohibits UND athletics from providing any further disclosure.

Background from FightingSioux.com

Named the WCHA Rookie of the Year and selected to the All-WCHA Rookie Team ... Named the WCHA Freshman of the Year by InsideCollegeHockey.com and was INCH National Rookie of the Year runner-up ... Also named to INCH Freshman All-America Team ... Selected to the College Hockey News All-Rookie Team ... Voted UND's Rookie of the Year ... Also named UND's Male Rookie of the Year (all sports) ... Two-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (Dec. 1, March 3) ... Led all NCAA freshmen in power-play goals (nine) ... Led all WCHA rookies in points (36), points per game (0.88), goals (15) and power-play points (20) ... Became the first Sioux to win the WCHA rookie scoring race since Brady Murray in 2003-04 ... Ranked fourth nationally in freshman scoring ... Finished third on the team in scoring ... His nine power-play goals were tied with Zach Parise (2002-04) for seventh-most by a Sioux freshman ... Put together a UND season-best 13-game point streak from Feb. 13 to March 20 ... Had seven goals and nine assists during that stretch, including a pair of game-winning goals ... Scored at least one point in each of UND's six WCHA playoff games, finishing with two goals and four assists with a +4 rating ... Named the MVP of UND's Subway Holiday Classic tournament (Nov. 27-28) ... Enjoyed eight multi-point games, including a pair of three-point games ... Had two goals and an assist in a 5-5 tie with top-ranked Miami (Nov. 28) ... Had a goal and two assists in an 8-1 win at fourth-ranked St. Cloud State (Feb. 13) ... Scored game-winning goals at Colorado College (Feb. 27) and against Minnesota (March 12, Game 1, WCHA First Round) ... Had a team-leading 142 shots on goal on the season ... Collected his first career point with an assist in the season opener against Merrimack (Oct. 9) ... Scored his first career goal in a 4-2 win at Michigan Tech (Nov. 6) ... Earned first letter ... Led United States to gold medal at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in January ... Had eight points and a +5 in seven tournament games ... Also had a team-high 31 shots on goal.

Before UND: Selected by Montreal in the second round (56th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the 2008-09 season with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with 57 points (22 goals, 35 assists) in 50 games ... Led the team in assists and ranked third on the squad with eight power-play goals ... Selected to play in the 2009 USHL Prospects/All-Star Game ... Enjoyed 16 multi-point games ... Scored 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in his last seven regular season games ... Had three goals in three playoff games ... Invited to 2009 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. ... Represented the United States at the 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ottawa, Ontario, and had one goal in six games ... Led the United States to a gold medal at the 2008 World Junior ‘A' Challenge in Camrose, Alberta, where he was a teammate of fellow UND freshman Michael Cichy ... Spent the previous two seasons with the USA Hockey National Team Development Program ... In 2007-08, played in 56 games for the Under-18 team and notched 21 goals and 17 assists for 38 points ... Finished second on the team in goals ... Led USA to a first-place finish at the 2008 Under-18 Five Nations tournament ... Also led USA to a bronze medal at the 2008 IIHF World Under-18 Championship ... In 2006-07, appeared in 59 games with the Under-17 team and posted 12 goals and 16 assists.

Personal: Majoring in recreation and tourism studies ... Son of Mark and Mary Kristo ... Father played hockey at Bemidji State from 1971-75 and was named to BSU's ‘50 Legends For 50 Years' team ... Second cousin of UND junior defenseman Ben Blood.


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