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horrible ice hockey injury

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:04 pm    Post subject: horrible ice hockey injury Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On February 10, 2008, in a game between the Florida Panthers and the Buffalo Sabres, teammate Olli Jokinen's skate blade accidentally cut the external carotid artery of Zednik's neck. Both players were skating towards a corner: Jokinen was skating down the wing for a body check and Zednik was skating behind the net. Jokinen completed his check and fell forward with his feet flying up. His skate struck Zednik's neck, and Zednik immediately skated to the Florida bench, leaving a significant trail of blood on the ice. He was immediately attended to by Florida trainer Dave Zenobi (along with all medical personnel in the arena) who took him to the locker room for treatment until emergency medical personnel arrived at HSBC Arena. Zednik underwent surgery that night starting at 9:00, his status being published as stable after leaving the arena.[1] The game was delayed for more than 20 minutes as the zamboni was needed to help clean the blood from the ice. Zenobi and assistant general manager Randy Sexton remained with Zednik; the Panthers arranged for his wife Jessica Welch to be flown in from their South Florida home to be with him in Buffalo.[1] NHL Vice President Colin Campbell, who was in attendance to see his son play for the Panthers, made the decision to finish the game after it was confirmed that Zednik was stable and after conversing with officials. The announcement over the public address speakers at HSBC Arena that Zednik was in stable condition and en-route to a Buffalo hospital sparked a standing ovation for all the medical staff involved.

On February 11, ESPN and Rogers Sportsnet reported that Zednik was "stable and talking" in the Intensive Care Unit of Buffalo General Hospital, following emergency life saving surgery to repair his carotid artery, which was slashed in the incident. Zednik lost five units of blood, but according to doctors, his life was not in jeopardy. It should be noted that the artery was not severed and doctors note that if the artery was severed, it would've recessed into the neck, requiring more extensive surgery to repair. [2][3]

The incident was eerily similar to an accident in Buffalo on March 22, 1989, when Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk had his jugular vein accidentally severed by an opponent's skate blade.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, looks like he's gonna pull through anyways
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The news clip I saw of this on my local channel showed the blood spurting all over the ice. Of course it was dinner time. Im not a squimish person but my tummy rolled on that one. I cant believe that he got up and skated to the side of the rink to get help. If they had not of acted so quickly he would have bled out. It is a miracle that he is alive and recovering!
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