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Minnesota vs. Denver Saturday Line Combinations

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):

Kent Patterson

Michael Shibrowski

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


Sam Brittain

Juho Olkinuora

Zack Hope

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.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.