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Postma back on ice with Winnipeg Jets after treatment for blood clot

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Winnipeg Jets\' Paul Postma (4) warms up on day three of training camp in Winnipeg on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Postma was skating again with the Winnipeg Jets today after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his calf three months ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods Author: The Hockey News

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Postma back on ice with Winnipeg Jets after treatment for blood clot

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WINNIPEG - Defenceman Paul Postma was skating again with the Winnipeg Jets today after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his calf three months ago.

He was wearing an orange no-contact jersey at the MTS Centre and says it could be another four days or so before he's cleared for contact and then a few more at least before he's game ready.

He doesn't know for sure how he got the clot but says it could have been from getting hit by a puck.

He's been on blood thinners for three months and has to be particularly careful when he flies to wear compression stockings on his legs and avoid sitting for too long without a break.

He only played eight games with the Jets this season before he was sidelined.

He says it's a long time to be off during a hockey season and easily beats the month he once missed with a broken thumb.

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Postma back on ice with Winnipeg Jets after treatment for blood clot