Zach Redmond skated with the Winnipeg Jets during their morning skate at First Niagara Center on Monday after the team recalled the rookie defenseman from a conditioning stint with St. John's of the American Hockey League. Redmond has been out since Feb. 21 when an artery and vein in his right leg were cut by a skate during practice. Surgery was required to repair the injury. Jets coach Claude Noel said there is no timetable for Redmond's return to the lineup, as he wants to work to build more strength in that leg. "It's unbelievable that in a matter of six weeks, he's back. It's really hard to fathom," Noel said. "When he went down, we didn't really know what would take place. We were hopeful, but not like this." The Jets are well aware that they will likely have to win their final three games to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Winnipeg is back on the road after going 5-0-1 during a six-game homestand. They will look to collect another two points Monday night against the Buffalo Sabres. "We knew we had to have a great sense of urgency during that homestand to put ourselves in a position to be able to make the playoffs," Jets captain Andrew Ladd said after the team's morning skate. "We still need a little bit of help, but we feel that we've done that. There are still lots of work to be done and three games left. We're going to have to play our best hockey to give ourselves a chance."
Redmond skating with Jets, no timetable on return
NHL.com | Apr 22