With half of the team that competed in the postseason last year gone, it was assumed that the start of this season could be a little bumpy for the Sioux.
On top of that, the Sioux may be shorthanded to start the season as well.
WCHA preseason rookie of the year Rocco Grimaldi has an undisclosed leg injury and will not play Saturday against the University of Regina. Grimaldi is listed as week to week.
UND also may be without Colten St. Clair, who is being held up by the NCAA Clearinghouse. UND coach Dave Hakstol said the compliance staff is working hard to get that resolved.
Freshman forward Mike Parks, who missed part of the preseason with an injury, will be good to go for Saturday’s exhibition, though.
Hakstol said all three goalies are likely to play Saturday with Aaron Dell and Brad Eidsness seeing significant time.