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Buy a throat guard and wear it...


Reading the Backhand Shelf article about Richard Zednik's injury in '08 is terrifying.

Two brief paragraphs are the most horrifying I've ever read. He's ok now but goddamn that was rough. The I thought "Hang on, Clint Malarchuk played for the sabres, this happened to Zednik vs the sabres... holy cow..."

Two of the most, if not THE most high profile throat laceration injuries in hockey happened while the sabres were on the ice...

makes you think...

taken from the above article:

The difference between veins and arteries is the difference between Richard Zednik and Clint Malarchuk’s injuries. Almost twenty years before Zednik’s injury, Clint Malarchuk suffered a jugular vein injury at the hands (skates?) of St. Louis’ Steve Tuttle. He was also rushed to Buffalo General Hospital, he also had surgery, but he was back on the ice a week later. A massive oversimplification of the reason that’s possible is that if you patch a hole in a low-pressure hose (veins) it’s a lot less likely to leak than a hole in a high-pressure hose (arteries)

Also relevant: This article I found doing what passes for research on the above musing. wow, just... wow.

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