Pioneers shorthanded at center

Denver’s line chart for today’s semifinal game against Wisconsin at the WCHA Final Five is a little thin down the middle.

With Tyler Bozak and Tyler Ruegsegger out injured, the Pioneers have only three centers listed, and one of them is hurting, too.

Jesse Martin, who’s listed on the top line between Rhett Rakhshani and Anthony Maiani, was questionable for the Final Five after suffering what has been reported as a groin injury.

Joe Colborne and Brian Gifford are the other centers listed on Denver’s line chart.

The Pioneers have seven defensemen dressed to make up for being one forward short.

The shuffle adds a little more intrigue to the semifinal matchup. Denver has won all four games against Wisconsin this season, but the Badgers are 11-0 against the Pioneers all-time in the postseason.