NCHC suspends Minnesota-Duluth’s Krause one game for illegal knee-on-knee hit

The NCHC announced Tuesday that it has issued a one-game suspension to Minnesota-Duluth senior forward Adam Krause, stemming from an illegal hit during the Bulldogs’ game at Western Michigan on Saturday, March 7.

Krause was suspended after a review of a play in which illegal knee-on-knee contact was made with a Western Michigan player at 8:51 of the third period of Saturday’s game. Krause was assessed a five-minute major penalty for kneeing and given a game misconduct on the play.

Krause will be required to serve the suspension during the Bulldogs’ next game on Friday, March 13 at Denver in the opening game of their best-of-three NCHC quarterfinal series. Krause is eligible to return for Game 2 of the quarterfinal series with the Pioneers on Saturday, March 14.