Jet Zach Redmond to return to Winnipeg next week
Officials with Winnipeg Jets reveal Redmond will be back in city after serious injury
After an embarrassing 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night, the Winnipeg Jets were back on home ice Friday morning for a practice skate.
Coach Claude Noel said the team will have to move on from the loss quickly and focus on staying at the top of their division. The team currently sits at the top of the Southeast division.
"We don't have a lot of games left. Our window of opportunity is good right now," said Noel.
"It helps your focus. It helps a lot of things. It enables you to just stay on task, stay on the game."
Noel also announced Zach Redmond would be back in Winnipeg after a serious injury ended his season early on Feb. 21.
Redmond’s femoral artery was cut when a teammate accidentally skated over his leg during practice in Raleigh, N.C.
He was taken into emergency surgery and spent a significant amount of time in a Raleigh hospital.
Noel said he was looking forward to seeing Redmond.
"[I] talked to him last week. He was in great spirits," said Noel.
"He was doing really good."
He’s expected to return to Winnipeg for the first time since his injury next week.