Two horrific and life-threatening hockey injuries ... both in Buffalo?
The news the other night was that Florida's Richard Zednick had his throat slashed by a skateblade in a freak accident in a game in Buffalo. He is OK after surgery to repair his carotid artery.
This sort of injury is very rare.
Yet, the last time something happened like this was also in Buffalo! In 1989, Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk had his jugular vein cut in a similar accident. Malarchuk got 300 stitches and played 4 days later.
These are the only two known cases of this sort of injury in North American professional hockey. What are the odds of both of them happening in the same city (different arenas though)?