With Jason Zucker out of tonight's game due to injury and Kyle Rau suspended, both teams have different lineups from Friday. Denver forward Dan Olszewski takes Zucker's place in the Pioneers lineup. Minnesota, meanwhile, drastically altered their lineup without Rau and split his normal linemates (Nick Bjugstad and Zach Budish) across two lines.
Bjugstad is playing with Erik Haula and Nico Sacchetti while Budish is on a line with Sam Warning and Taylor Matson. These lines break up three pairings which have been mainstays this season - Bjugstad/Budish, Haula/Hansen and Matson/Nate Condon.
Colorado native Tom Serratore is the new face in the Gopher lineup.
Sam Brittain starts in net for Denver while Kent Patterson continues to play every minute for the Gophers.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations:
Erik Haula - Nick Bjugstad - Nico Sacchetti
Sam Warning - Taylor Matson - Zach Budish
Joe Miller - Nate Condon - Jake Hansen
Tom Serratore - Christian Isackson - Seth Ambroz
Seth Helgeson - Justin Holl
Ben Marshall - Mark Alt
Jake Parenteau - Nate Schmidt
Goalies (bold indicates starter):
Denver Pioneers Line Combinations:
Ty Loney - Drew Shroe - Luke Salazar
Chris Knowlton - Nick Shore - Daniel Doremus
Nate Dewhurst - Shawn Ostrow - Dustin Jackson
Larkin Jacobson - Matt Tabrum - Dan Olszewski
Paul Phillips - Scott Mayfield
John Ryder - Josiah Didier
Joey LaLeggia - John Lee
Tonight's game starts at 8:00 PM and is being televised on Fox Sports North Plus (find your channel here). You can follow me on Twitter for in-game hockey updates @gopherstate and follow @sbnminnesota for the best in Minnesota sports.