College Hockey:
Minnesota’s Parenteau out indefinitely because of broken leg

Minnesota’s Jake Parenteau is out indefinitely because of a broken leg (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Minnesota senior defenseman Jake Parenteau suffered a broken leg in Friday’s tie with Michigan State.

Minnesota coach Don Lucia confirmed the diagnosis after the Gophers’ win Saturday and said Parenteau will be out indefinitely.

The Gophers have only seven defensemen on their roster, so their depth at the position will be tested while Parenteau is out.

Minnesota defenseman Brady Skjei has been named to the preliminary U.S. roster for the World Junior Championship, so the Gophers could be down to five defensemen when they next play in the Mariucci Classic Jan. 3-4.

Parenteau played in 13 of Minnesota’s first 14 games this season, registering one assist and a plus-13 rating. He has been a regular in the Gophers’ lineup since his sophomore year.

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  • MikeE

    ah crap…

    get well soon Jake

  • goldy

    Suck! He is one of my favorites. It’s just part of playing the game though. Get well Jake.

  • SCSU

    What are the chances he take a medical red shirt?

    • MikeE

      can he do it this far into the season? I don’t know the rules about redshirting. My initial guess would be no, but it’s just a guess.

      • SCSU

        I believe Drew Leblanc broke his leg early in December 2011 and decided to take the red shirt shortly after. Jake may still have a chance to take it if he wants.

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