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Zach Redmond injury: Jets defenseman reportedly cut by skate blade

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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond was reportedly cut by a skate blade on Thursday.

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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond has sustained a cut during the team's morning skate in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday morning, according to multiple reports.

Redmond is believed to have been working in one-on-one drills, when he was cut by a skate blade. After the incident, an ambulance was called and head coach Claude Noel was seen on the ice with Redmond. Teammates were seen bringing out towels, in an attempt to stop the bleeding.

In the wake of the injury, a large pool of blood was apparently visible on the ice.

Noel stated that the incident occurred when Redmond fell and another player accidentally stepped on the back of his leg near the knee. Redmond apparently lost a good amount of blood as the cut was described as wide. Redmond was coherent and is believed to be fine.

The 24-year-old defenseman is playing in his first NHL season and has participated in eight games.

This marks the second instance of a player being cut by a skate blade over the course of a week, as Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson suffered a lacerated Achilles Tendon last Wednesday. That incident had sparked debate about players wearing cut-resistent material and this incident will likely further the discussion.

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