The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team returns from a three-week break Friday night against Michigan State, and it'll be without its captain.
Luke Kunin, who won a gold medal at the World Junior Championship on Thursday in Montreal, is sitting out the opener against the Spartans.
It's the first Badgers game that Kunin has missed since Jan. 23, 2016, against Minnesota.
See how the Badgers and the Spartans line up after below the live blog.
Badgers (8-7-1, 1-1 Big Ten)
Ryan Wagner - Trent Frederic - Cameron Hughes
Max Zimmer - Seamus Malone - Grant Besse
Dan Labosky - Jason Ford - Will Johnson
Matthew Freytag - Jarod Zirbel - Aidan Cavallini
JD Greenway - Jake Linhart
Tim Davison - Peter Tischke
Cullen Hurley - Corbin McGuire
Spartans (4-11-1, 0-2 Big Ten)
JT Stenglein - Thomas Ebbing - Joe Cox
Taro Hirose - Sam Saliba - Mason Appleton
Logan Lambdin - Patrick Khodorenko - Villiam Haag
Brennan Sanford - Connor Wood - Dylan Pavelek
Damian Chrcek - Zach Osburn
Carson Gatt - Anthony Scarsella
Jerad Rosburg - Mitch Eliot