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Published November 05, 2009, 03:38 PM

Gophers Hockey Team Loses Top Scorer For Season

Senior Jay Barriball will have season-ending knee surgery on Friday.

Knee injury ends Barriball's season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota men's hockey team will be without its most accomplished scorer for the rest of the season.

The school says senior Jay Barriball will have season-ending knee surgery on Friday. Barriball was injured during practice on Tuesday.

Barriball has two goals and two assists this season and scored his 100th career point in a win over Alaska-Anchorage last week. He has 43 more career points than any other Gopher on the current roster.

The former Holy Angels star is eligible for a medical redshirt. That leaves open the possibility that he could return next season.

The Gophers host rival Wisconsin this weekend.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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