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Jablonski released from hospital

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A paralyzed Minnesota high school hockey player has left the hospital and entered a rehabilitation program.

A spokeswoman says Jack Jablonski left Hennepin County Medical Center on Monday. Jablonski had been hospitalized since his injury in a Dec. 30 hockey game.

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On his CaringBridge website, Jablonski's family says he is entering the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Jablonski's family says it's time for the 16-year-old Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore to "move on to the next phase of his journey."

Jablonski suffered a severed spinal cord at the neck and two fractured vertebrae after he was checked from behind and hit the boards.

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