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Monday, February 11th 2008

Ice Skates And Necks

Richard Zednik of the Florida Panthers had a teammate’s skate go into his right carotid artery during a hockey game yesterday, which is always a good thing when it happens.

Zednik was circling the net behind the play and skating into the corner when Jokinen was upended by Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur. Jokinen fell headfirst to the ice, and his right leg and skate flew up and struck Zednik directly on the side of the neck.

Clutching his neck, Zednik left a trail of blood as he somehow raced three-quarters the length of the ice to the Panthers bench. He nearly fell into the arms of Zenobi, who immediately placed a towel on the player’s throat. With the help of defenseman Jassen Cullimore, Zednik was escorted up the tunnel behind the bench and loaded into an ambulance.

This brings up memories of Clint Malarchuk. No word if any of the Panthers actually vomited after witnessing the injury.


Even Edited For ESPN It Isn’t Totally A Pretty Video

Luckily Malarchuk was okay and it sounds like Zednik is doing well at a Buffalo area hospital. The Buffalo medical community certainly is getting a lot of work with professional sports related injuries.

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