GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Hospital officials say a star University of North Dakota hockey player who suffered frostbite to toes on his right foot has full use of all of his extremities.

Sophomore forward Danny Kristo of Eden Prairie, Minn., was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul after suffering frostbite while walking near campus Sunday evening. Neither the university nor the Kristo family has provided further details.

Kristo is listed in fair condition. He says in a statement that he’s doing fine and feeling better than he did the first two days. He also says he feels fortunate.

The hospital says Kristo will spend time at his parents’ home after he’s discharged to continue treatment before he returns to Grand Forks.

Kristo is a draft pick of the NHL’s Montreal Canadians.

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Comments (6)
  1. Hildy says:

    Why is this a news story?

  2. GetWell says:

    Good lesson: Be careful when you go out drinking in the winter.

    1. Irry says:

      I had frostbite just like this guy. I called WCCO with my story but they said since I wasn’t a draft pick from any major sports team my story was irrelevant.

  3. 54chevygirl says:

    The real main point in this almost non-story is why he was out in that weather using poor judgement. Guess I’d expect more from a college educated guy…

  4. Eartha says:

    I’m so relieved he wasn’t breaking any rules while barefoot and inebriated in subzero weather. Why can’t that sport ever attract an IQ.

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