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Michigan's Merrill Suspended 12 Games

CHN Staff Report

Michigan sophomore defenseman Jon Merrill has been suspended for the first 12 games of the season by head coach Red Berenson for an unspecified violation of team rules.

“Jon has an obligation to the team and he did not live up to those responsibilities,” Berenson said. “He needs to be accountable to his teammates and this program both on the ice, around campus and in the community.”

Merrill had seven goals and 25 points last season as a freshman, the fourth-best point total for a freshman defenseman in school history. He earned All-CCHA second team and CCHA All-Rookie team honors.

Merrill will be eligible to return to the team at Miami on Friday, Nov. 11.

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