Gophers senior defenseman Jake Parenteau announced on Monday night via Twitter that surgery on his broken right leg was successful.
Parenteau was injured while checking a Michigan State player early in Friday night’s 2-2 tie on the road. He was helped off the ice and taken to a hospital for X-rays.
Gophers coach Don Lucia said he hopes Parenteau can return in eight weeks. The senior has appeared in 13 of the Gophers’ 16 games and has one assist. He’s played a big part in the Gophers’ power play and penalty kill and has a plus-13 rating.
Senior forward Tom Serratore is also out with a lower-body injury that could keep him sidelined into 2014.
U wrestlers move to No. 1
The Gophers moved up two spots to No. 1 — ahead of Penn State and Iowa — in this week’s InterMat college wrestling ratings based on tournament strength.
Three Gophers are rated No. 1 at their weights: juniors Nick Dardanes and Scott Schiller at 149 and 197 pounds, respectively, and two-time defending NCAA champion Tony Nelson, a senior, at heavyweight.
Six others are rated from No. 3 — junior Dylan Ness at 157 — to No. 19.
U volleyball coach, three players honored
Hugh McCutcheon of the Gophers was named the North Region coach of the year in volleyball, and three of his players — seniors Tori Dixon and Ashley Wittman and junior Adrianna Nora — made the all-region team.
The Gophers, the 10th seed in the NCAA tournament, play No. 7 Stanford at 6 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the Lexington, Ky., regional.
• Gophers freshman forward Justin Kloos is the Big Ten’s third star of the week. He had one goal and two assists as Minnesota tied Michigan State 2-2 — and lost a shootout — and won 3-2. Spartans goalie Jake Hildebrand was the second star with 44 saves in the first game of that series and 35 in the second.
• The Gophers women’s hockey team received all 19 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine’s poll. Minnesota has been No. 1 for 38 consecutive polls, dating to March 20, 2012. Wisconsin is ranked second this week, North Dakota fifth.
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|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||4|
|Philadelphia - WP: D. Buchanan||9||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||1|
|Oakland - WP: S. Kazmir||6||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson||1|
|Chicago WSox - LP: R. Belisario||3||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: A. Miller||4|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: W. Chen||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: M. Thornton||3||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Carrasco||9|
|Atlanta - WP: A. Harang||3||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: B. Colon||1|
|Pittsburgh - WP: E. Volquez||9||FINAL|
|St. Louis - LP: S. Miller||1|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago||15||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: C. Lewis||6|
|Detroit - WP: D. Smyly||16||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||4|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||2|
|Minnesota - WP: Y. Pino||4||FINAL|
|Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen||2|
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|Hamilton||7/18/14 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||7/19/14 6:00 PM|
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