Denna Laing tweets big news: 'Hello, I'm back' (Video)

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Boston Pride forward Denna Laing hit a recent milestone in her recovery from a “significant spinal injury” suffered at the women’s Winter Classic.

Laing tweeted out a video of her in her hospital room saying “hello, I’m back.” The tweet said it was “some big news today.”

Laing, 24, suffered the injury after she accidentally stepped on a stick and collided with the boards during the game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. She was taken off the ice on a stretcher to Massachusetts General via ambulance. Her injury was revealed a week later.

Laing posted photos from the women's Winter Classic game, as well as a message about it on her Facebook page last Saturday. 

"This is a moment to remember for Women's Hockey," she said. "We made history that day and I would never take those moments back."

Below is a statement released by her parents, Jerilyn and Dennis Laing last Friday:

“Denna was thrilled to be taking part in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League and was absolutely delighted to be one of the pioneers in a breakthrough moment for her sport – the Outdoor Women’s Classic. Tragically, Denna suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing the sport she loves. As of today, Denna has limited movement of her arms and no feeling in her legs.”

Here is a donation page for Laing, who has received an outpouring of support from the hockey community, as well as celebrities in the entertainment field.The NWHL has said it has insurance for players for such situations. 



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