‘I’m back’: Denna Laing speaks for first time after Winter Classic injury

Denna Laing, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury during the Women’s Winter Classic, posted a video on Twitter Tuesday.

“Hello, I’m back,’’ the Marblehead native said with a smile.

Laing tripped on a stick and fell headfirst into the boards during the Boston Pride’s matchup with the Montreal Canadiennes. She was taken off the ice on a stretcher.

“Tragically, Denna suffered a severe spinal cord injury playing the sport she loves,’’ Jerilyn and Dennis Lang said in a statement Saturday. ‘‘As of today, Denna has limited movement of her arms and no feeling in her legs. Our prayer going forward is that Denna can be moved from the Intensive Care Unit to a Rehabilitation Center and continue to fight everyday with her trademark grit and resolve.’’

The 24-year-old played hockey at Princeton and works as a witness victim advocate at the Essex district attorney’s office.


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