The University of Wisconsin men’s hockey staff will engage in its impending sequence at No. 15 Notre Dame without the need of its top scorer.
Freshman defenseman K’Andre Miller won’t engage in towards the Preventing Irish, Badgers mentor Tony Granato reported just after Monday morning’s observe, because of a left leg injuries endured through Saturday’s video game.
“We’re not going to rush him back again from anything at all,” Granato reported.
Miller, a to start with-spherical NHL draft decide on, was injured with nine minutes remaining in the 3rd period of time of Saturday’s 4-1 decline to No. 3 Ohio State at the Kohl Heart.
On a small-handed rush with the puck, Miller tried using skating about Buckeyes defenseman Gordi Myer but lost his footing right before crashing into the end boards. It appeared that his left knee built the heaviest contact.
Miller was quickly attended to by UW athletic trainer Andy Hrodey right before teammates served the defenseman off the ice. He didn’t put any pounds on his left leg as he was guided to the locker home door.
#NTDP Alumni Update. Wisconsin’s K’Andre Miller requires a really hard fall in to the end boards just after an end to end rush late in the Badgers video game vs. Ohio State.
— Stars n’ Stripes Hockey (@StarsStripesHKY) February 10, 2019
“The knee is good,” Granato reported, “but he’s banged up pretty excellent, so he’s going to be reevaluated this afternoon.”
Miller leads the Badgers with 17 helps and 22 details. He’s tied for eighth nationally in freshman scoring and is tied for the direct amongst Large 10 Convention rookies.
He was the 22nd overall decide on of the New York Rangers in the 2018 NHL draft, with his uncooked talent and pace attracting a whole lot of awareness amongst groups.
Miller experienced 17 details and was furthermore-11 via the Badgers’ to start with 18 online games of the period and was named the national rookie of the month for Oct and December.
His offensive creation has slowed due to the fact he returned from playing for the United States at the Earth Junior Championship in December and January. In his final 8 online games, he experienced five details and was minus-4.
The Badgers are 2-10-2 this period when he will not file a place.
UW, which is in final spot in the Large 10 Convention at 5-8-5-2 (9-14-5 overall), performs at Notre Dame on Friday and Saturday.