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Taylor Fedun returns one year after scary leg injury

Oct 5, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

Jordan Eberle, Taylor Fedun AP

Almost a year ago, Taylor Fedun became the go-to example when people argued in favor of no-touch or hybrid icing because of the scary leg injury he suffered thanks to Eric Nystrom‘s wayward stick.

The lockout pushed those debates out of most hockey discussions, but Fedun’s return to competition is still a noteworthy achievement.

He’s suiting up for the Oklahoma City Barons in an AHL preseason match against the Houston Aeros tonight.

Fedun told The Edmonton Journal that he just wants to keep things simple.

“The focus now is get back to what I was doing 12 months ago, and hopefully, I can do it with just as much strength and conviction as I was at the time,” Fedun said. “For me, that’s just getting back to pucks fast and moving it up the ice fast. Play it simple, but play it smart.”

Here’s video of that hit, which ended up leaving Fedur with a shattered right femur:

Meanwhile, the Oilers posted video in which Fedun discusses his return to live competition:

  1. jrmehle - Oct 5, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Good to see Fedun coming back. I was at the game last year when he went down. Nystrom felt terrible about it, I remember. He went to visit the kid in the hospital the next day.

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