Winnipeg Jets defenceman Zach Redmond is likely to miss the rest of the season after receiving a serious cut to his leg from a skate prior to Thursday’s game.
Redmond, 24, suffered a lacerated femoral artery and lost nearly two pints of blood, Jets head athletic therapist Rob Milette told the Winnipeg Sun.
“I’ve been doing this for 12 years and that’s easily the most grave incident I’ve been a part of, for sure,” Milette said, according to the report. “Surgery went well. There were a lot of blood vessels that needed repair, along with all the surrounding tissue, the muscles.
“He’s doing well right now and we can only hope his recovery will be as good as the surgery went.”
Redmond received the cut during a morning skate when teammate Antti Miettinen skated over the back of the fallen Redmond’s leg during a drill.
“[Redmond] did a great job,” said Milette. “If he had been unconscious, then you get into a scenario where you might need to get a defibrillator on him to get him going. He lost a lot of blood there, so his heart was definitely struggling. We were monitoring his vitals, checking his pulse and his pulse was really weak and really slow. He was pale and he was telling us he was getting thirsty.”
Redmond had one goal and three assists in eight games this season.