Pioneers Could Lose Testwuide For Tournament
CHN Staff Report
Just when Denver was set to get back one of the WCHA's top forwards from injury in time for the NCAAs, may have lost its top defenseman.
Senior captain J.P. Testwuide, the WCHA leader in plus-minus with a plus-16, suffered a "serious" leg injury in the second period of the WCHA championship game against Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.
According to the Denver Post, Testwuide is to be evaluated again today.
Minnesota-Duluth defeated Denver 4-0 in the title game.
Star forward Tyler Bozak, who has missed the last 21 games with a knee injury, is hopeful to finally return for this weekend. The undrafted sophomore has 55 points in 59 college games.
Denver is also without Tyler Ruegsegger, the team's No. 2 center, also because of a knee injury. It is possible he could return for the Frozen Four if Denver makes it.
The Pioneers are the No. 1 seed in the West Regional in Minneapolis. They will play Miami in the first round Friday night.