Minnesota suspends Guertler indefinitely; incoming freshman faces DWI charge

Minnesota has suspended incoming freshman forward Gabe Guertler indefinitely for what a school statement called a violation of team rules.

The school did not identify the violation, but Guertler was ticketed for fourth-degree driving while impaired by University of Minnesota Police early Saturday morning and has an Oct. 11 court appearance scheduled, according to online court records.

The team suspension will be reevaluated in November, a school statement released Sunday said.

“While we are still gathering information at this time, we take this matter seriously and feel a suspension is warranted,” Gophers coach Don Lucia said in the statement. “We will continue to monitor the situation and will handle the matter internally.”

Guertler, from Plantation, Fla., played two seasons for the USHL’s Fargo Force, scoring 40 goals and 79 points in 117 regular season games.