Lindgren Officially Out For Season
CHN Staff Report
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota freshman defenseman Ryan Lindgren was announced out for the remainder of the season today.
Lindgren suffered the injury in Minnesota’s regular-season finale against Michigan State on Saturday, March 11. He was racing down the ice on an icing play when he got tied up with a MSU player and went feet first into the boards.
Eyewitness accounts suggest that Lindgren broke his leg. He will have surgery later this week and is expected to make a full recovery, the school said.
“Ryan was having a really great year for us as a freshman, and you hate to see such a promising season end this way,” Minnesota coach Don Lucia said. “It’s tough to lose him for the postseason, but we have a great medical team here at the University of Minnesota, and we know we’ll have him back soon.”
A native of Minneapolis, Lindgren played in 32 games this season, with one goal and six assists. The defenseman was also instrumental in the U.S. National Junior Team’s gold medal performance at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Montreal earlier this year.
A product of the U.S. National Team Development Program, Lindgren was a third round selection (49th overall) by the Boston Bruins in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The injury means Jack Glover will return to the lineup. A highly-touted recruit when he came to Minnesota, the junior had a pair of offseason shoulder surgeries, and has been limited to 11 games this season.