Wild, Sharks players visit Jablonski

Members of the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks visited paralyzed prep hockey player Jack Jablonski this week. Fox Sports North reports four San Jose skaters made it a priority to check in on the Benilde-St. Margaret JV player as soon as they got off the plane from California to Minnesota.
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Members of the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks visited paralyzed prep hockey player Jack Jablonski this week. Fox Sports North reports four San Jose skaters made it a priority to check in on the Benilde-St. Margaret JV player as soon as they got off the plane from California to Minnesota.

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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.

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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.

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