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So Long, Sam Lofquist

Minnesota defenseman Sam Lofquist has left school, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He'll reportedly move on to the OHL.

Lofquist was a regular in the Gopher lineup last season, but his playing time diminished this season, partially because of an injury, though he was also a healthy scratch last weekend against Wisconsin. Physical talent was certainly never an issue for Lofquist, but his decision-making, especially at the speed of the college game was sometimes suspect. Perhaps the change of scenery will help him turn things around.