Friday, February 22, 2013


Defenceman Zach Redmond of the Winnipeg Jets underwent surgery early Thursday after yet another skate blade cut accident during a practice. Zach was rushed to a Raleigh area hospital where it took surgeons approximatley three hours to repair a laceration to his right femoral artery and vein in his mid-thigh region.

The Winnipeg rookie was accidentally cut by a teammate’s skate blade during practice. As quickly as the scene unfolded Jets players and staff rushed in to help Redmond as blood pooled onto the ice around him.

Redmond's injury will keep him out indefinitely. Media is reporting that Zach is "currently resting comfortably in recovery". This coming just over one week after Sen's defenceman Erik Karlsson's injury from a skate blade laceration to his Achilles tendon. Karlsson is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
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