Wisconsin junior defenseman Eddie Wittchow and Minnesota sophomore forward Vinni Lettieri will receive supplemental discipline for their roles Saturday in the two team's last minute scrap, the conference announced Monday.
Wittchow, whose hit to the head on Gopher freshman forward Leon Bristedt with 31 seconds remaining was the spark, has been given an additional game to the one he automatically received for being assessed a game disqualification at the end of Minnesota's 5-2 victory.
Wittchow, who has 0 points in 10 games, will miss both games for the Badgers against Michigan this weekend.
A quirk in the schedule is that Wittchow's 2 games means that a suspension for actions against Minnesota (11-7-2, 2-2-2-0 Big Ten) will have him return to action against Minnesota. Wisconsin (2-13-3, 0-3-1-1 Big Ten) faces the Gophers at home January 30-31 following the Jan 23-24 series with the Wolverines.
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