Zach Redmond
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5 years ago

Zach Redmond has been sent down to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.

He may suit up as early as this weekend for the St. John's IceCaps. He sustained a serious cut to his femoral artery and lost a lot of blood at practice back on Feb. 21. He required hours of surgery and it's incredible that he's ready to play again, not just this year but at all.

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5 years ago

Zach Redmond is expected to practice on Sunday for the first time since suffering a serious cut to his leg in February.

"No restrictions at all," said Redmond, who resumed skating last week. "I probably have to go through a week of practice before I'm cleared for game stuff. We'll see. The coaches, a lot of it is in their hands, whether they think I'm fit to play or whatever. But it's a good first step."

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5 years ago

Zach Redmond returned to the ice Friday six weeks after suffering a life-threating cut to the leg.

Redmond skated for the first time after suffering a lacerated femoral artery during a practice in late February. "Just seeing him definitely took your mind off of what was going on, first and foremost," Andrew Ladd said. "To see him back and doing so well is awesome for everyone in this room. It took our mind away from things going on, and all the negativity, and you just focus on how well he's doing and having him around again."

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6 years ago

Zach Redmond took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank everyone for the support he's received following his bloody leg injury a couple of weeks ago.

"An overdue thanks to the Jets training staff, organization, players and fans," Redmond said via his Twitter account, @ZachRedmond24. "Lucky for quick response and support. Jets org is made up of nothing but great people. Feeling better every day now. Thanks for all the support." He severed his femoral artery, and lost a lot of blood in practice in Carolina. Redmond is recovering back home in Michigan and isn't expected to play again this season.

Zach Redmond
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6 years ago

Zach Redmond has been released from the hospital after a life-threating cut to the leg.

Redmond, whose leg was sliced in a morning skate when teammate Antti Miettinen stepped on the back of his leg, had been in the hospital since last Thursday. He needed a three-hour surgery to repair his right femoral artery and vein. Redmond will continue his recovery at home in Traverse City, Mich., according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. We wish him all the best.

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6 years ago

Zach Redmond's family released a statement on Monday through team thanking everyone for their support.

"We are truly overwhelmed by the tremendous support we have received on behalf of Zach," read the statement. "The outpouring of emotion and kind words we have received has helped our family get through this difficult time." His family also thanked the team and its staff for quickly getting the situation under control on the ice and getting Redmond the proper care following his injury last Thursday. He was severely cut upper on his right thigh by teammate Antti Miettinen's skate during practice and required three hours of surgery to repair the damage.

Zach Redmond
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6 years ago

Zach Redmond (leg) isn't expected to play again this season.

Redmond had surgery after a teammate accidentally cut him with his skate during Thursday's practice. "We were trying to get our extra players conditioned, and there was a 1-on-1 battle at the net where he tripped up and landed on his back," Jets coach Claude Noel said. "[Another] player happened to step on him and cut him just above the back of the knee." Redmond had four points in eight games in 2013 as a rookie.

Zach Redmond
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6 years ago

Zach Redmond had surgery after the back of his leg was gashed by a teammate's skate at practice Thursday morning.

The injury occurred during a battle drill in front of the net when the player he was competing with accidentally stepped on him and cut him just above the back of the knee. "He lost a fair bit of blood and he's in some pain," said coach Claude Noel. "It looks like it's a vein. It cut him through the sock... I don't know if it cut through the pant, but there was a fair amount of a loss of blood there quickly and we got it tied up and put pressure on it. He'll be fine."

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Zach Redmond sustained a serious cut to the back of his leg during Thursday morning's practice.

The injury when he was apparently struck by a falling teammate's skate. He was taken away by an ambulance after being helped off the ice. We'll update his condition as more information develops.

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6 years ago

Zach Redmond scored his first NHL goal Thursday night in his fourth NHL game.

It came short-handed in the second period. The defenseman has three points and six penalty minutes on the year and has decent upside from the position. "Awesome. It's always a great thing to get out of the way and always something you dream of," said Redmond. "I never thought it would come on the PK (penalty kill), but I'm definitely happy to get the monkey off my back."