University of Minnesota sophomore Kyle Rau - Minnesota Athletics
Line combinations for Friday night's college hockey opener between Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Minnesota is keeping close to what worked last weekend in Anchorage, where the team took 3 of 4 points, with a couple changes. Sam Warning continues to be out with an undisclosed injury and for the first time this season Ryan Reilly and A.J. Michaelson (who normally switch off with each other as the fourth line center) play in the same regular season game.
Wisconsin, meanwhile, is missing leading scorer Mark Zengerle, who broke his finger two weekends ago against Colorado College.
In net for Minnesota is Adam Wilcox (Tampa Bay Lightning), who starts his sixth straight game. His backup is not Michael Shibrowski, who isn't dressed, but Ryan Coyne. Wisconsin hasn't announced their goalie but warmups lean towards sophomore Landon Peterson over Joel Rumpel.
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
Nate Condon (#16) - Erik Haula (#19) - Zach Budish (#24)
Ryan Reilly (#9) - Travis Boyd (#22) - Seth Ambroz (#17)
Tom Serratore (#14) - A.J. Michaelson (#15) - Justin Holl (#12)
Seth Helgeson (#4) - Ben Marshall (#10)
Brady Skjei (#2) - Nate Schmidt (#29)
Adam Wilcox (#32)
University of Wisconsin Badgers
Joseph Labate (#16) - Jefferson Dahl (#14) - Tyler Barnes (#7)
Morgan Zulinick (#15) - Derek Lee (#23) - Michael Mersch (#25)
Ryan Little (#20) - Brendan Woods (#21) - Keegan Meuer (#12)
Brad Navin (#26) - Matt Paape (#8) - Sean Little (#18)
Kevin Schulze (#28) - John Ramage (#55)
Chase Drake (#5) - Joe Faust (#24)
Jake McCabe (#19) - Frankie Simonelli)
Landon Peterson (#30)
Joel Rumpel (#33)
Remember, tonight's game starts at 7 p.m. on FSN+ (check your local listings here) rather than the main channel.
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