Richard Zednik

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Slashed Skater Recounts Life-Saving Dash to Bench

'I knew I was in trouble,' says Zednik

(Newser) - Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik "didn’t feel anything" after a teammate's skate severed his carotid artery last week, but the gushing blood told him he "had to get to the bench." There was "so much blood. I was like, ‘Whoa.' I knew I... More »

Panthers Shut Down Ovechkin to Beat Caps

Two third-period goals move Florida into tie for third place

(Newser) - The Florida Panthers won their first game since Richard Zednik's ugly neck injury with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals last night, reports the AP. The Panthers also managed to hold the NHL's leading scorer, Alex Ovechkin, to no points. He had nine goals in his previous seven games. More »

Player's Artery Was Hanging 'By a Thread'

Zednik was lucky to survive devastating skate-blade gash: docs

(Newser) - National Hockey League forward Richard Zednik's frightening neck injury on Sunday was chillingly reminiscent of Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk's freak accident in 1989. But the cut in Zednik's neck was more of an immediate threat, say doctors who treated the Florida Panthers player. Zednik's survival can be credited to the... More »

Zednik Neck Slice Was Life-Threatening

Panthers forward would have died without surgery, says agent

(Newser) - Richard Zednik required life-saving surgery yesterday after a freak on-ice accident during the Panther/Sabres game in Buffalo. Zednik's neck was sliced by teammate Olli Jokinen's skate after Jokinen had collided with Sabres forward  Clarke MacArthur.  The collision sent him into the ice and his skate into Zednik's neck, severing... More »

Zednik's Neck Sliced by Skate in Sabres Win

Game continues after Florida forward stabilzed with surgery

(Newser) - Buffalo's 5-3 win was overshadowed by what Stephen Weiss called "the worst thing I've ever seen in hockey"—a freak accident in which a falling Olli Jokinen slashed fellow Panther Richard Zednik's neck with his skate. Zednik left a trail of blood on his way to the bench... More »

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