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Wojtek Wolski shares return to ice months after scary neck injury

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 27: Wojtek Wolski #17 of the Washington Capitals looks on before a face off against the Philadelphia Flyers on February 27, 2013 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Washington Capitals 4-1. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Back in October, former NHL forward Wojtek Wolski suffered a frightening neck injury, putting the 31-year-old’s KHL future in doubt.

Tuesday served as a heartening moment for the former Avalanche/Coyotes/Capitals forward, as Wolski shared his return to the ice via his Instagram page.

As a reminder, back in October, he suffered this list of injuries: two broken cervical vertebrae (vertebrae of the neck), spinal cord trauma, and a concussion. It’s a startling contrast to note the footage in the video of his injury:

And then check out that Instagram footage:

From the sound of his caption, Wolski seems committed to playing in the KHL in 2017-18. If that comes to pass, that’s a remarkable turnaround, even by “hockey players are tough” standards.

(H/T to The Score.)