We interrupt our terrible Lockout coverage to report that Mario Lucia, Minnesota's second round pick from 2010, will be making his college debut after missing Notre Dame's first nine games of the season. Darin Pritchett of WSBT was the first to report.
BREAKING: Freshmen Forward Mario Lucia in the #NotreDame hockey lineup tonight at Michigan.Lucia missed the 1st 9 games due to injury.Lucia broke his fibula back in August and initially was going to miss the first three months of the season. He began skating in October with the goal of getting enough games in to be ready for the World Juniors and that appears to be the case.
— Darin Pritchett (@Sportsbeat960) November 15, 2012
Finally get to put on the Irish jersey. About time. Here we go. #irishThe best part (okay second - nothing tops a hockey player returning from a major injury) is if you have CBS Sports Network (which last I checked is 274/871 in the Twin Cities on Comcast - or better check out the listings here), you can watch. Tonight's game begins at 6:30 p.m. Central and can be followed by another Minnesota Wild prospect, Mathew Dumba, playing for the WHL against Russia on the NHL Network for the second straight night at 9 p.m. Central.
— Mario Lucia (@MLucia2293) November 15, 2012
Yes, the second straight night. Like we said, it's terrible Lockout coverage.