The College of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will enjoy its approaching series at No. 15 Notre Dame without its top scorer.
Freshman defenseman K’Andre Miller is not going to enjoy against the Preventing Irish, Badgers mentor Tony Granato said right after Monday morning’s practice, since of a still left leg harm suffered for the duration of Saturday’s video game.
“We’re not likely to hurry him back from just about anything,” Granato said.
Miller, a very first-spherical NHL draft pick, was hurt with 9 minutes remaining in the third period of Saturday’s 4-1 loss to No. 3 Ohio State at the Kohl Middle.
On a short-handed hurry with the puck, Miller tried out skating all around Buckeyes defenseman Gordi Myer but misplaced his footing ahead of crashing into the conclude boards. It appeared that his still left knee designed the heaviest call.
Miller was swiftly attended to by UW athletic trainer Andy Hrodey ahead of teammates helped the defenseman off the ice. He didn’t put any body weight on his still left leg as he was guided to the locker area doorway.
#NTDP Alumni Update. Wisconsin’s K’Andre Miller usually takes a tricky slide in to the conclude boards right after an conclude to conclude hurry late in the Badgers video game vs. Ohio State.
— Stars n’ Stripes Hockey (@StarsStripesHKY) February 10, 2019
“The knee is good,” Granato said, “but he’s banged up really fantastic, so he’s likely to be reevaluated this afternoon.”
Miller potential customers the Badgers with 17 helps and 22 factors. He’s tied for eighth nationally in freshman scoring and is tied for the direct between Massive Ten Convention rookies.
He was the 22nd all round pick of the New York Rangers in the 2018 NHL draft, with his uncooked expertise and speed attracting a large amount of consideration between teams.
Miller had 17 factors and was in addition-11 through the Badgers’ very first 18 games of the period and was named the countrywide rookie of the thirty day period for October and December.
His offensive creation has slowed given that he returned from actively playing for the United States at the Planet Junior Championship in December and January. In his final eight games, he had 5 factors and was minus-4.
The Badgers are 2-10-2 this period when he isn’t going to report a place.
UW, which is in final area in the Massive Ten Convention at 5-8-5-2 (9-14-5 all round), plays at Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday.