The College of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will perform its upcoming collection at No. 15 Notre Dame without the need of its major scorer.
Freshman defenseman K’Andre Miller would not perform from the Battling Irish, Badgers coach Tony Granato stated after Monday morning’s practice, since of a remaining leg injury experienced throughout Saturday’s recreation.
“We’re not heading to hurry him back from anything,” Granato stated.
Miller, a to start with-round NHL draft select, was injured with nine minutes remaining in the 3rd period of time of Saturday’s 4-1 reduction to No. 3 Ohio Condition at the Kohl Heart.
On a short-handed hurry with the puck, Miller experimented with skating around Buckeyes defenseman Gordi Myer but lost his footing right before crashing into the finish boards. It appeared that his remaining knee made the heaviest get hold of.
Miller was immediately attended to by UW athletic trainer Andy Hrodey right before teammates helped the defenseman off the ice. He failed to set any fat on his remaining leg as he was guided to the locker home doorway.
#NTDP Alumni Update. Wisconsin’s K’Andre Miller takes a tricky fall in to the finish boards after an finish to finish hurry late in the Badgers recreation vs. Ohio Condition.
— Stars n’ Stripes Hockey (@StarsStripesHKY) February 10, 2019
“The knee is high-quality,” Granato stated, “but he’s banged up really great, so he’s heading to be reevaluated this afternoon.”
Miller sales opportunities the Badgers with 17 helps and 22 details. He is tied for eighth nationally in freshman scoring and is tied for the direct among Huge Ten Conference rookies.
He was the 22nd general select of the New York Rangers in the 2018 NHL draft, with his uncooked talent and pace attracting a large amount of attention among groups.
Miller experienced 17 details and was as well as-11 by means of the Badgers’ to start with 18 game titles of the season and was named the countrywide rookie of the month for October and December.
His offensive production has slowed considering the fact that he returned from playing for the United States at the Environment Junior Championship in December and January. In his very last 8 game titles, he experienced 5 details and was minus-4.
The Badgers are 2-10-2 this season when he doesn’t record a stage.
UW, which is in very last area in the Huge Ten Conference at 5-8-5-2 (9-14-5 general), performs at Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday.