Amongst all of the doom and gloom surround the Winnipeg Jets this morning, at least one ray of sunshine is poking through the dark clouds.
In only what can be described as incredible, Zach Redmond has resumed skating this morning just a few months after nearly bleeding to death after having his femoral artery cut accidentally by teammate Antti Miettinen. That ugly incident happened during the game-day skate on February 21 in Raleigh, North Carolina as the Jets were set to play the Carolina Hurricanes that evening.
It's shocking to think that, just over 6 weeks later, Redmond is back on the ice and that a full recovery is not only expected but could happen sooner rather than later. As I said, incredible.
Docs for #nhljets expect Zach Redmond to make full recovery and be in training camp, if not back sooner. Call it a "miracle." #bn— gary lawless (@garylawless) April 5, 2013
Zach Redmond will make an incredible return to the ice this morning after life threatening injury— Shawn Churchill (@ShawnChurchill) April 5, 2013
Truly unbelievable when you think that just weeks ago Redmond almost bled to death after having artery cut by skate.— Shawn Churchill (@ShawnChurchill) April 5, 2013
Zach Redmond on ice twitter.com/ShawnChurchill…— Shawn Churchill (@ShawnChurchill) April 5, 2013
And now, we return to our regularlily scheduled doom and gloom...
Word from @jimtothcjobon Redmond is he might be able to play if @nhljets went deep into the playoffs. 1/2— Kelly Moore (@KellyMooreCJOB) April 5, 2013
Ha ha. Redmond could return if the Jets made it deep into the playoffs? See you at training camp this fall, Zach.
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Wow, check out this image of Redmond's leg...
#NHLJets Zach Redmond shows scar from skate cut. #cbcmb twitter.com/MitchPeacock1/…— Mitch Peacock (@MitchPeacock1) April 5, 2013