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Michigan Loses Another; Rust Hurts Leg

CHN Staff Report

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan freshman forward Matt Rust became the latest casualty, breaking his leg in a fall against the boards during practice today.

Rust, who is in a walking cast, has a hairline fracture of his fibula. Michigan coach Red Berenson said Rust was "week-to-week," but doesn't expect him to play in this weekend's Best-of-3 [[CCHA tournament]] playoff series against Nebraska-Omaha.

"It's part of coaching, it's part of playing. Things change," Berenson said. "It's a crack in a non-(weight) bearing bone in his leg.

"It's a situation and we'll deal with it, put someone in that spot. Carl (Hagelin) will move to center, (Tim) Miller will move up, and the other two lines will remain intact."

Already this past week, despite having a bye, Michigan also lost freshman defenseman Scooter Vaughan, who broke his jaw while wrestling with a teammate and required six pins to be inserted.

Rust is sixth on the team in scoring with 11 goals and 20 points in 33 games.

The Wolverines will get 20-goal scorer Chad Kolarik back in the lineup.

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