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The 5 Scariest Ice Skate Lacerations Of All Time

by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The 5 Scariest Ice Skate Lacerations Of All TimeTotal Pro Sports – Reliving the gruesome video from Sunday’s hockey game, were still trying to figure out how lucky Adam Burish of the  Chicago Blackhawks really is??.  Burish took his teammate Ben Eager’s wayward hockey skate to the neck and thankfully only received minor scratches and burns.

In honor of this freak accident we have decided to compile a list of “The 5 Scariest Ice Skate Lacerations Of All Time“.

We warn you if you have a weak stomach please do not watch these videos!

5.  During a pairs skating competition in Colorado Springs, Colorado Bryce Davison’s skate blade hits partner Jessica Dube in the face.  She is rushed off the ice suffering severe facial lacerations. She eventually returns to action, but needs 80 stitches to repair the damage

4.  On Nov 30th, 2006 during the Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars game. Capitals defenseman Jamie Heward was hit in the face by the skate of Mike Modano. Heward immediately dropped to his knees and then rushed off the ice to seek immediate assistance.  Jamie Heward received only multiple stitches and some plastic surgery to repair the damage.


3. In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, forward Adam Burish of the Blackhawks was against the boards when his teammate Ben Eager’s skate came up hitting him in the neck causing lacerations that could have ended his career or even worse his life.

2.  On March, 1989, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Clint Malarchuk suffered one of the most horrifying injuries of all time. Steve Tuttle of the St. Louis Blues and the Sabre’s Uwe Krupp collided near Malarchuk’s goal and Tuttle’s skate sliced Malarchuk’s neck, slicing open his external carotid artery. With pools of blood filling virtually the entirety of the goal crease, Malarchuk somehow left the ice under his own power with the assistance of the Sabres’ team trainer.  Clint Malarchuk spent only one night in the hospital, and was back on the ice with his team two weeks later.

1.  On Febuary 11th , 2008 , Florida Panthers Richard Zednik linemate Olli Jokinen was being checked in the Sabres’ zone – fell forward and his skate accidentally flew up and caught the right side of Zednik’s neck.  Bleeding profusely from the cut Zednik was able to skate toward his bench where he was met by the trainer and immediately ushered to the locker room. Thankfully Richar Zednik made a full recovery and is back on the ice playing still for the Florida Panthers.






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