Redmond in good spirits after surgery

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond is in good spirits at a

Raleigh, N.C., hospital as he recovers from surgery to repair a

skate cut to his right thigh.

The 24-year-old rookie suffered a gash to his right femoral

artery and vein during a practice Thursday. His family released a

statement Monday thanking the Jets’ training staff and players for

their quick action, which the Redmonds say saved his life.

Redmond was accidentally cut by a teammate’s skate during a

drill. He was taken to the hospital and underwent a three-hour

surgery.

He is out indefinitely.

The family says that ”Zach is currently in positive spirits,

and getting the rest he needs while surrounded by family and

friends.”