Junior forward Cody Lampl will play Friday against Wisconsin, he said after practicing Thursday.
Lampl, who suffered a hip bruise after a collision with the goalpost on Oct. 29, missed the Nov. 2 game at North Dakota. He returned to the lineup with limited success Nov. 3 and did not practice all of last week leading into the series with Minnesota-Duluth, in which he did not play. Lampl played in a non-contact jersey Wednesday and was able to participate fully in Thursday's practice. Lampl said he did not know if he would play both nights against Wisconsin, but that it would be a coaches' decision.
Projected lines for Friday are:
10 Thauwald--14 Rau--23 Kilpatrick
21 Sweatt--19 Vlassopoulos--16 Patrosso
26 McCulloch--17 Johnson--22 Walsky
2 Lampl--9 McMillin--28 Schultz
Center Brian McMillin's high school team, the Roseau Rams, will be featured throughout the season in The Hockey News. Check out the first installment here. Turns out Roseau, a town of 2,700 people about 2.5 hours northeast of Grand Forks, N.D., and not far from the Canadian border, has three hockey rinks buzzing with activity. I'll have to see what Brian thinks of this media buzz.