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Minnesota's Leon Bristedt suspended one game by the Big Ten

Bristedt will miss Saturday's series finale against Michigan State.

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Minnesota sophomore forward Leon Bristedt has been suspended one game for his actions at the 6:23 mark of the third period in Friday's 4-2 victory against Michigan State.

Bristedt speared MSU captain Michael Ferrantino with the butt end of his stick in retaliation following the faceoff. He was not given a penalty on the play. You can see the play below.

S/T @cjzero

Bristedt will miss Saturday's game against the Spartans and be eligible to return March 11th against Wisconsin.

Without Bristedt, who is second on Minnesota with 16 goals, the Gophers have made a couple changes to its forward lines. Ryan Norman gets an opportunity to play on the first line with Justin Kloos while Taylor Cammarata is reunited on the third line with Vinni Lettieri and Brent Gates Jr.

Minnesota lines against Michigan State


Ryan Norman (#23) - Justin Kloos (#25) - Tyler Sheehy (#22)

Connor Reilly (#21) - Tommy Novak (#17) - Hudson Fasching (#24)

Brent Gates Jr. (#10) - Vinni Lettieri (#19) - Taylor Cammarata (#13)

A.J. Michaelson (#15) - Darian Romanko (#26) - Jack Ramsey (#16)


Nick Seeler (#11) - Jack Glover (#3)

Jake Bischoff (#28) - Michael Brodzinski (#20)

Steve Johnson (#4) - Jack Sadek (#2)


Eric Schierhorn (#37)

Brock Kautz (#1)

Nick Lehr (#34)


Nathan Wells is a college hockey columnist for SB Nation mostly covering both the University of Minnesota and Big Ten. You can also follow him on Twitter --