Big Ten Hockey: Minnesota vs. Michigan State Friday line combinations

Michigan State sophomore defenseman (and Wild draft pick) John Draeger is in the lineup for the Spartans Friday - Bruce Bennett

The Gophers will be without Ben Marshall (suspension), Mike Brodzinski (injury) and Tom Serratore (injury).

With a few players out of the lineup, Don Lucia has to be creative Friday night.

Without Ben Marshall (suspension), Mike Brodzinski (injury) and Tom Serratore (injury), A.J. Michaelson is listed as the 6th defenseman against Michigan State (8-12-3, 2-4-2-2 Big Ten). It remains to be seen whether or not he skates there or is an extra body. Ryan Reilly dressed but did not play D when the Gophers were in the same position against Colgate and it is possible the team does the same.

Speaking of Reillys, all 3 brothers are in the lineup Friday against Michigan State with Ryan as a fourth line forward in place.

Adam Wilcox gets the nod in net for Minnesota (18-2-4, 7-0-1-0 Big Ten). Jake Hildebrand is listed as the starter for the Spartans, the lone team to take a point from the Gophers in Big Ten play this season with a shootout win in late December.

Full lineups are below.

University of Minnesota Golden Gophers

Forwards

Sam Warning (#11) - Kyle Rau (#7) - Hudson Fasching (#24)

Nate Condon (#16) - Justin Kloos (#25) - Taylor Cammarata (#13)

Connor Reilly (#21) - Travis Boyd (#22) - Seth Ambroz (#17)

Ryan Reilly (#9) - Christian Isackson (#26) - Vinni Lettieri (#19)

Defense

Ben Marshall (#10) - Justin Holl (#12)

MIke Reilly (#5) - Michael Brodzinski (#20)

Jake Bischoff (#28) - A.J. Michaelson (#15)

Goaltenders

Adam Wilcox (#32)

Michael Shibrowski (#1)

Ryan Coyne (#31)

Michigan State Spartans

Forwards

Dean Chelios (#16) - Lee Reimer (#22) - Greg Wolfe (#86)

Matt Berry (#27) - Mike Ferrantino (#20) - Joe Cox (#21)

Mackenzie MacEachern (#15) - Thomas Ebbing (#28) - Villiam Haag (#26)

J.T. Stenglein (#18) - Tanner Sorenson (#10) - Brent Darnell (#25)

Defense

Jake Chelios (#42) - John Draeger (#7)

R.J. Boyd (#5) - Travis Walsh (#4)

Brock Krygier (#17) - Rhett Holland (#11)

Goaltenders

Jake Hildebrand (#30)

Will Yanakeff (#37)


Tonight's game begins at 8 p.m. CT and airs on BTN. Dan Kelly and Ben Clymer have the call.

Follow Nate Wells on Twitter @gopherstate for live updates from Mariucci Arena.

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