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The Game Must Go On—But at What Price?

Watching the Sabres/Panthers matchup on Sunday, the accidental slash of Olli Jokinen’s skate blade into the throat of Richard Zednik was a terrible sight for all who witnessed it, much less to experience the horror first-hand as Zednik did.

Fortunately, all indications are that Zednik is doing fine so far.  In a state of what must surely have been shock, he moved towards the bench following some internal autopilot as a trainer came out to put pressure on the wound, slowing the blood coming from his throat.  He left the arena and was quickly in surgery, apparently stabilized according to reports.

But one has to wonder at the rationale to let this game continue after such a brutal incident. The show must go on? Perhaps, but who exactly should be deciding that?  And was it really the best decision?

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  Tags: buffalo+sabres, florida+panthers, injury, olli+jokinen, richard+zednik

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