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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 »

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 »

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