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College men's hockey: Bulldogs' Swaney ruled out for Western Michigan series

Bob King / Minnesota Duluth's Nick Swaney (23) is out for this weekend's series at Western Michigan.

Fourth-ranked Minnesota Duluth will be without top-line sophomore wing Nick Swaney when it travels to play Western Michigan in NCHC play at 6:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Swaney suffered an undisclosed injury during the second period of Saturday's 2-1 loss to North Dakota at Amsoil Arena. He didn't come out for the third period that night.

Coach Scott Sandelin listed Swaney as out of the lineup Wednesday during his weekly news conference. While other Bulldogs suffered some bumps and bruises in the physical series, no one else has been ruled out this week by Sandelin.

Swaney, a 2017 seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild, has appeared in all 14 games this season for the Bulldogs, recording four goals and five assists. He finished with six goals and 16 assists in 35 games last year as a freshman during UMD's championship run.

Matt Wellens

College hockey reporter for the Duluth News Tribune covering the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs men's and women's teams, as well as the NCAA Division III programs at St. Scholastica and Wisconsin-Superior.

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