Minnesota has suspended incoming freshman forward Gabe Guertler indefinitely for what a school statement called a violation of team rules.
The school did not identify the violation, but Guertler was ticketed for fourth-degree driving while impaired by University of Minnesota police early Saturday morning and has a court appearance scheduled for October 11th, according to online court records.
The team suspension will be reevaluated in November, a school statement released Sunday said.
“While we are still gathering information at this time, we take this matter seriously and feel a suspension is warranted,” Gophers coach Don Lucia said in the statement. “We will continue to monitor the situation and will handle the matter internally.”
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