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Published February 10, 2011, 02:05 PM

UND's Kristo Released from Hospital, to Remain In Twin Cities for Treatment

University of North Dakota hockey player Danny Kristo was discharged from Regions Hospital on Thursday, the hospital said in a news release. Kristo was transferred to the Regions Hospital Burn Center on Jan. 31.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports,

ST. PAUL, Minn. - University of North Dakota hockey player Danny Kristo was discharged from Regions Hospital on Thursday, the hospital said in a news release.

Kristo was transferred to the Regions Hospital Burn Center on Jan. 31 after suffering from frostbite on the toes of his right foot. He maintains full use of his extremities.

Kristo is expected to remain at his parents' home in Eden Prairie, Minn., for continued treatment before returning to Grand Forks. The timing of Kristo's return to campus will be made at a later time as it is dependent upon how he responds to ongoing treatment.

Kristo is UND's sixth-leading scorer with 22 points on five goals and 17 assists. In his last twelve games, Kristo has four goals and 13 assists.

Kristo's NHL rights are owned by Montreal. The Canadiens drafted Kristo in the second round in 2008.

“I definitely feel fortunate, I definitely feel lucky. I want to say thanks to the fans and friends and family members who have prayed for me,” Kristo said in a statement issued last week.

Kristo’s father, Mark Kristo wanted to thank fans for their support. “Our family wants to express our sincere gratitude for all of the thoughts and prayers from his friends, supporters and the Sioux family during these past few days.”

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