The University of Wisconsin men's hockey team received positive news Friday afternoon, as it was informed that the NCAA's one-year suspension of Nic Kerdiles has been reduced to 30 percent of the season.

The Badgers have a 36-game schedule, and 30 percent consists of 10 regular-season games. Kerdiles sat out two games against Northern Michigan last weekend and will be eligible to play beginning Nov. 30 at Denver.

Five members of the NCAA reinstatement committee listened to UW's appeal on behalf of the blue-chip winger on Thursday. The appeal started at 1:30 p.m. CT, and stretched into the late afternoon.

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