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Cam Johnson sustains pregame injury; Peter Thome to make first-career start for UND

MADISON, Wis. -- UND senior goaltender Cam Johnson, who has started 75 of the program's last 78 games going back to November of his sophomore season, sustained an undisclosed injury during Friday's morning skate and is unable to play the series opener against the University of Wisconsin.

Instead, freshman Peter Thome will make his first-career start at 7 p.m. tonight in the Kohl Center.

Johnson started the final 30 games of UND's 2015-16 NCAA national championship season. He started 37 of 40 games last season and has started all eight so far this season.

Johnson entered the weekend with a 5-2-1 record, a 1.63 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage for the Fighting Hawks.

There was no immediate timetable for his return.

Thome, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound netminder, played last season with three different teams in the United States Hockey League.

Roseau's Ryan Anderson served as backup to Thome.

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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