UND forward Derek Rodwell was slow getting off the ice during the third period Saturday night in Houghton, Mich.
Now we know why.
Rodwell sustained a deep cut from the skate of linemate Dan Senkbeil, aka Jim, according to his Twitter account. Rodwell had surgery and 25 stitches to patch up the gash on his leg.
Rodwell has 20 days to heal up before playing against Holy Cross in a nonconference game Jan. 4.