WCHA suspends Minnesota’s Rau one game for hit on Zucker

The WCHA announced Saturday that Minnesota freshman forward Kyle Rau has been suspended for one game for a check he levied upon Denver forward Jason Zucker in the Pioneers’ 5-3 win over the Gophers last night (Feb. 10) in Denver.

Zucker needed to be helped off the ice and did not return after the incident that occurred at the 6:38 mark of the second period.

Rau’s suspension was determined after a review of the incident under the WCHA’s supplementary discipline policy and procedures. At the time of the incident, he was assessed a five-minute major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

Rau will be required to serve the suspension on Saturday (Feb. 11) vs. Denver.

Details of Zucker’s status have yet to be determined.