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Burish A Lucky Man Tonight

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

Adam Burish knew immediately there was a problem.

“I saw his skate come right up my throat, and right away I grabbed my neck and said there’s something coming out here,” Burish said. “There were a couple drips, so I was pretty darn lucky.”

It was the second period, and Burish and linemate Ben Eager were forechecking in the Detroit zone when Eager and a Detroit player got tied up. Eager lost his balance and his skate flew up and clipped Burish in the throat.

It was a play reminiscent to the scary Richard Zednik incident last season, when Olli Jokinen’s skate blade sliced Zednik’s jugular vein.

But Burish was more fortunate; he skated away from Eager’s out-of-control skate knowing he was a lucky man.

“I don’t know how I’m so darn lucky,” Burish said. “It was centimeters, millimeters away from slicing (his throat).”

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added 8:27pm, Video of the incident is included in the game hightlights from NBC via ESPN below.  The skate to throat incident starts at the 45 second mark…

added 9:45pm, A 2nd video of the incident has been added below…

 

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