Friday marked a pretty special day for the Tucson Roadrunners as they welcomed a familiar face back to the ice.
Craig Cunningham was able to skate for the first time since March 19, when the captain collapsed on the ice due to acute cardiac arrest prior to an AHL game.
The 26-year-old wore a special prosthetic for skates and hit the ice with help from physical therapists.

The 26-year-old spent more than a month in nearby Banner–University Medical Center, where he underwent several life-saving procedures as well as the partial amputation of his left leg.

Earlier this week, Cunningham was honoured at a Roadrunners game with a ceremonial puck drop.

He will also be honoured on the NHL stage on April 8. The Arizona Coyotes announced on Tuesday that the club will host Cunningham during a pre-game tribute on April 8 as part of the team’s Fan Appreciation Night.