GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Freshman Casey Mittelstadt got injured Friday and won't play Saturday night, when the Gophers try to sweep rival North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Mittelstadt, a first-round pick by the Buffalo Sabres, had four shots on goal Friday and was plus-2, assisting on Rem Pitlick's first period goal. The Gophers tweeted Saturday that Mittelstadt got "dinged up" Friday.
The Gophers blocked 29 shots as a team Friday, and afterward, coach Don Lucia hinted at lineup changes for Saturday.
"We’ve got some bumps and bruises," Lucia said. "We’ll see who’s available."
With Mittelstadt out, the Gophers will move Ryan Norman onto the line with Pitlick and Tyler Sheehy. Defenseman Tyler Nanne has moved to right wing on the fourth line. Here are the lines:
Rem Pitlick/Tyler Sheehy/Ryan Norman
Brent Gates Jr./Mike Szmatula/Jack Ramsey
Leon Bristedt/Tommy Novak/Brannon McManus
Cullen Munson/Darian Romanko/Tyler Nanne