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By Brad Schlossman, Forum Communications Co., Published May 06 2010

UND’s Genoway will return to play senior season for the Sioux

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Chay Genoway has decided to return to the University of North Dakota for his senior season with a medical redshirt that has recently been granted.

Genoway will officially announce his decision at a news conference scheduled for 1 p.m. today.

Genoway, a free agent, could have pursued free agent NHL offers, but for the second summer in a row, he decided to leave them on hold in order to play for the Sioux.

He will be a fifth-year senior in 2010-11.

The Morden, Man., native got off to a great start in 2009-10, scoring 10 points in the first nine games of the season, but suffered a concussion on an illegal hit in mid-November. He remained out the rest of the season, bothered by post-concussion problems.

His return means the Sioux will only graduate two seniors — forwards Chris VandeVelde and Darcy Zajac.

UND’s entire defensive corps is eligible to return next season as well as all-WCHA goalie Brad Eidsness and six of the team’s top seven scoring forwards.