Erik Haula still leads the Gophers with 26 points, despite missing the last three games with a hand injury. He returned to practice on Wednesday but his status for this weekend's series against North Dakota is unknown. Head coach Don Lucia said Haula looked better than expected.
He suffered the injury when he was slashed on the hand against Boston College.
Meanwhile, USCHO.com has debuted this year's "Bracketology." The latest info has the Gophers as one of four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.