Brendan O’Donnell should be back in the lineup Friday when UND takes on St. Lawrence in nonconference action at Ralph Engelstad Arena, but that may be it for UND’s injured players.
Injured forwards Mark MacMillan, Colten St. Clair and Derek Rodwell are all expected to miss this weekend’s series.
That means UND should have a similar lineup to last weekend’s series against Boston University.
O’Donnell has practiced all week. St. Clair and Rodwell have skated at practice, but they’ve been limited. MacMillan is not skating.
UND coach Dave Hakstol said that defenseman Andrew Panzarella will remain at winger this week for UND. The coaching staff is still trying to decide whether to play Gage Ausmus at wing or defense.
If Ausmus is at wing, presumably Keaton Thompson will be in at D and Mitch MacMillan will be out. If Ausmus is moved back to defense, then Thompson will be out and MacMillan in.