The College of Wisconsin men’s hockey staff will engage in its future sequence at No. 15 Notre Dame devoid of its primary scorer.
Freshman defenseman K’Andre Miller will never engage in versus the Combating Irish, Badgers coach Tony Granato said right after Monday morning’s follow, due to the fact of a remaining leg injury endured all through Saturday’s recreation.
“We’re not likely to rush him again from just about anything,” Granato said.
Miller, a to start with-spherical NHL draft decide on, was hurt with nine minutes remaining in the 3rd period of Saturday’s 4-1 loss to No. 3 Ohio Point out at the Kohl Heart.
On a limited-handed rush with the puck, Miller experimented with skating about Buckeyes defenseman Gordi Myer but misplaced his footing right before crashing into the stop boards. It appeared that his remaining knee manufactured the heaviest call.
Miller was swiftly attended to by UW athletic coach Andy Hrodey right before teammates assisted the defenseman off the ice. He didn’t put any bodyweight on his remaining leg as he was guided to the locker home door.
#NTDP Alumni Update. Wisconsin’s K’Andre Miller requires a tricky fall in to the stop boards right after an stop to stop rush late in the Badgers recreation vs. Ohio Point out.
— Stars n’ Stripes Hockey (@StarsStripesHKY) February 10, 2019
“The knee is wonderful,” Granato said, “but he’s banged up pretty fantastic, so he’s likely to be reevaluated this afternoon.”
Miller prospects the Badgers with 17 assists and 22 details. He’s tied for eighth nationally in freshman scoring and is tied for the direct among the Huge 10 Conference rookies.
He was the 22nd general decide on of the New York Rangers in the 2018 NHL draft, with his raw expertise and speed attracting a large amount of notice among the teams.
Miller had 17 details and was as well as-11 by way of the Badgers’ to start with 18 games of the season and was named the national rookie of the month for October and December.
His offensive output has slowed since he returned from playing for the United States at the Globe Junior Championship in December and January. In his last 8 games, he had 5 details and was minus-4.
The Badgers are 2-10-2 this season when he would not document a level.
UW, which is in last put in the Huge 10 Conference at 5-8-5-2 (9-14-5 general), plays at Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday.