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Uotila Turning Pro

Nebraska-Omaha defenseman Juha Uotila will be turning pro next season, it's just not clear who he will he playing for. Regardless, he won't be playing for Omaha next season.

The Finnish defenseman struggled with the academic side of things at Omaha. He wasn't able to play with the Mavericks until after Christmas last season due to academic ineligibility, and apparently, some interest from NHL teams was all it took to convince him to test the professional waters. He will either sign with an NHL team, or head back to Finland to play in the Finnish Elite League.

The Omaha World-Herald also mentions that UNO forward Blake Martin has left the program to pursue other options after not playing much last year due to injuries.