Former Canadien Richard Zednik is in stable condition in a Buffalo hospital this morning after a scary incident on Sunday night.
Zednik’s throat was slashed by teammate Olli Jokinen’s skate blade as Jokinen was falling to the ground.
Zednik immediately fell to the ice with blood spurting from the gash. Thankfully, he was able to get up and skated quickly to the bench where trainers were able to slow the bleeding, a move that likely saved his life.
The game was delayed for 15 minutes as officials decided whether or not to finish the game. The Panthers flew Zednik’s wife, Jessica, to Buffalo so she could be with her husband.