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Jets rookie D Zach Redmond undergoes surgery after leg artery cut by teammate's skate

Thursday, 02.21.2013 / 7:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Jets rookie D Zach Redmond undergoes surgery after leg artery cut by teammate's skate

RALEIGH, N.C. - Winnipeg Jets rookie defenceman Zach Redmond has undergone surgery to repair a laceration to an artery in his right leg after a teammate accidentally stepped on him during the club's morning skate on Thursday.

The injury occurred near the end of practice when Redmond tripped and landed on his back. The teammate then stepped on Redmond with his skate, opening a sizeable wound in Redmond's mid-thigh region — cutting the femoral artery.

Redmond was rushed to the hospital and underwent a three-hour operation, the team said. The Jets added that Redmond was resting comfortably and will be out indefinitely.

The 24-year-old Redmond has played in eight games this season. He has one goal, three assists and 12 penalty minutes.

The Jets played the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

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