The Gophers are back at full strength tonight as they get back sophomore Nick Bjugstad and freshman Kyle Rau from the World Junior Hockey Championships. Tom Serratore also returns to the lineup after the sophomore missed Saturday's 3-2 loss to Northeastern with an undisclosed injury.
In addition, Chris Student makes his Minnesota debut as the transfer sophomore takes the place of Jake Parenteau. Kent Patterson will be in the net for the Gophers while the Irish are starting Steven Summerhays instead of Mike Johnson.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations
Nate Condon - Taylor Matson - Seth Ambroz
Sam Warning - Erik Haula - Jake Hansen
Kyle Rau - Nick Bjugstad - Zach Budish
Tom Serratore - Travis Boyd - Nick Larson
Seth Helgeson - Justin Holl
Ben Marshall - Mark Alt
Nate Schmidt - Chris Student
Goalies (bold indicates starting):
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Line Combinations
Anders Lee - Billy Maday - Mike Voran
Jeff Costello - Riley Sheahan - Bryan Rust
Nick Larson - T.J. Tynan - Austin Wuthrich
Kevin Nugent - Garrett Peterson - David Gerths
Shayne Taker - Stephen Johns
Sam Calabrese - Sean Lorenz
Kevin Lind - Robbie Russo
Tonight's game starts at 7:00 PM and is being televised on BTN. You can follow me on Twitter for in-game hockey updates live from Mariucci @gopherstate and follow @sbnminnesota for the best in Minnesota sports.