Zednik, wife, thank supporters

Panthers forward Richard Zednik and his wife, Jessica, issued a joint statement Wednesday thanking everyone for their support after his scary injury on Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres.

Zednik had his carotid artery severed by a skate blade in the game.

"On behalf of Richard and our entire family, I want to thank the fans, his teammates, the Panthers and Sabres organizations, plus so many others for their prayers and well wishes," Jessica Zednik said. "I especially want to thank the medical staff involved in his care and the Buffalo General Hospital for their tremendous support during this difficult time.

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