Mothers know best, don't they?
For the first time since he fractured his ankle in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on Feb. 8, defenseman Seth Jones is skating again, according to a report by....his mom.
Amy Jones, the mother of Seth and younger brother Caleb, a defenseman for the Edmonton Oilers, tweeted out on Saturday morning that her oldest was going to be skating on Sunday, via an anonymous source.
GOOD NEWS UPDATE: This just in, my sources say that he will be lacing them up TOMORROW, not today. Either way, YAY!— Amy Jones (@amyjones_03) April 4, 2020
Late Sunday morning as well, Jones posted a video of himself on Twitter skating, confirming the report by his mother.
Jones was having an excellent season (6-24-30 through 56 games) prior to his ankle injury. The two-time all-star elected for surgery soon after, which effectively ended his season, that is, until the season was suspended.
Had the season continued on a normal timeline, Jones could have returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets lineup just as the Stanley Cup Playoffs hit (if the club would've been eligible), but with all dates pushed back, we might see No. 3 back as the team pushes for a postseason spot.
That is, if the season doesn't get canceled altogether. Uncertain times we're in, that's for sure.
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