Paralyzed hockey player knows what Jablonski is facing

Pioneer Press columnist Bob Sansevere interviews Travis Roy, a former Boston College hockey player who was paralyzed from the neck down after a hit he took during a 1995 game.
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Pioneer Press columnist Bob Sansevere interviews Travis Roy, a former Boston College hockey player who was paralyzed from the neck down after a hit he took during a 1995 game.

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Paralyzed hockey player in surgery Wednesday

A student at Benilde-St. Margaret's who suffered a paralyzing injury during a hockey game is having surgery on Wednesday morning. Doctors will fuse together Jack Jablonski's damaged vertebrae.

High school sophomore paralyzed in hockey game

A Twin Cities hockey player is hospitalized in critical condition with two broken vertebrae in his neck after he was slammed into the boards Friday. The Star Tribune reports 16-year-old Jack Jablonski was injured during the Holiday Hockey Classic tournament at the St. Louis Park Recreation Center. The hockey forward and honors student at Benilde-St. Margaret's only has limited movement in his hands and fingers.

Prep hockey captains reflect on Jack Jablonski

The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore continues to make progress following his paralyzing injury in late December. WCCO talked with captains from both the Benilde-St. Margaret's and Wayzata hockey teams about the devastating accident and the aftermath following Jablonski's injury.

Prep hockey player Jack Jablonski making progress

According to family, the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore is getting stronger and will begin rehabilitation soon. Jablonski is sitting up in a specialized chair and moving his arms below the triceps. The 16-year-old hockey player was checked from behind during a junior-varsity game on December 30. Jablonski severed his spinal cord and fractured two vertebrae.

Jack Jablonski goes home

Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player Jack Jablonski left the Sister Kenny institute, where he's been rehabbing since January 23. Jablonski was paralyzed in a hockey accident in late December. His family is moving into a handicapped-accessible apartment until their home is remodeled.

Jablonski keeps a positive attitude

It's been about two months since Jack Jablonski was paralyzed during a high school hockey game. In that time, Jablonski has gained the attention of the nation, not solely because of his injury, but also with a positive attitude.

Twins players visit Jack Jablonski at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

A handful of teammates made the special visit, including first baseman Justin Morneau. He told Fox Sports North "it was amazing to see how positive he was." The Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore was paralyzed during a hockey game late last month. The 16-year-old hockey player is determined to walk and skate again, despite his severed spinal cord.

Interview: Jablonski's hockey coach

Jack Jablonski's head varsity hockey coach at Benilde-St. Margaret's talked to KARE 11 Sports Director Randy Shaver. Doctors confirmed Thursday the 16-year-old high school sophomore is not expected to regain any movement in his legs or left arm.