St. Cloud State captain Ben Hanowski is listed as “doubtful” for this weekend’s WCHA men’s series at Denver by Huskies head coach Bob Motzko.
Hanowski, a senior forward from Little Falls, was injured on a play early in the second period of Friday’s home game against Minnesota State-Mankato. He did not play in Saturday’s game and did not practice Monday.
“Ben is still resting,” Motzko said of Hanowski’s upper body injury. “He’s doubtful for this weekend.”
The news is a bit better on three other injured Huskies.
Freshman center David Morley did not play in Saturday’s game against the Mavericks because of a lower body injury. He also did not practice Monday.
“Morley got a day off,” Motzko said. “He’s day to day.
“It’s kind of to be expected that he’s going to get some bumps and bruises because he’s been out of competition for a year-and-a-half and still getting up to full speed.”
Morley received a medical redshirt last season because of lingering concussion symptoms suffered in a car accident.
Sophomore forward Joey Holka also did not practice Monday, but is expected to practice Tuesday.
Freshman forward Joey Benik broken leg is improving and should get out of his cast at some point next week. Benik suffered the injury in the first official practice of the season.
St. Cloud State (2-0 WCHA, 4-2 overall) is ranked No. 18 in the latest USCHO.com poll. The Huskies play this weekend at Denver (2-0, 4-0), which is ranked No. 3 in both national polls. Game times are 8:37 p.m. Friday and 8:07 p.m. Saturday.
The Huskies practice Tuesday and Wednesday in St. Cloud before leaving for Denver on Thursday morning.