An undisclosed injury might keep Gophers' forward Nick Bjugstad out of Team U.S.A.'s exhibition finale on Friday against Slovakia. He practiced at full-speed Thursday, but U.S. head coach Dean Blais says he's unsure if Bjugstad will play. It's also possible Bjugstad doesn't play Monday in the U.S. team's World Junior Classic opener against Denmark.
Heavy rain on Monday, heat wave for the State Fair?
Sadly, the Twin Cities isn't in line for the bulk of the rain Monday.