The long wait is nearly over for Zach Redmond. The 25-year-old blue-liner is set to make his season debut for the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday as he replaces Zach Bogosian against the Minnesota Wild. Redmond’s couragous comeback from a serious skate-cut injury has been well-documented but Sunday will mark his first NHL game since teammate Antti Miettinen accidentally stepped on his right leg last February. “It is just going to be fun to play,” said Redmond, who had a goal and four points in eight NHL games with the Jets last season before suffering the injury. “Wherever they need me, I will be ready.” Bogosian, meanwhile, is out “more than day-to-day” with a lower-body injury and his absence means some big minutes must be scooped up. The Jets, who have won four consecutive games to improve to 10-9-2, provided little information on the nature of the injury, saying only that Bogosian was going for further tests on Saturday. Bogosian left Friday’s game late in the second period, as his final shift that lasted only 13 seconds. A source said the injury was not the result of a blocked shot, but wouldn’t elaborate any further. With Bogosian joining the Jets list of the walking wounded, defenceman Julian Melchiori was recalled from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League to provide some insurance.
Redmond set to replace Bogosian on blue line
Winnipeg Sun | Nov 17