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Worst Hockey injury ever

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What do you think is the Worst Hockey injury to date? Could be an Injury in itself,or something like what happened to Jagr. Which may,or may not hurt their team at a crucial time such as the playoffs.

I'm going to say "Clint Malarchuk" as Hockey injury. The guy took a skate to the jugular and nearly died on the ice, If it weren't for the quick reaction from the sabres medical staff, he would have died within minutes. "The main reason why goalies wear throat protecters nowadays".

I'd post a pic but. :puke: its like a fountain of blood.

so what do you think?

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I heard that if the Malarchuk incident happened on the other side of the rink, he would have died because they would have had to take him all the way across the rink and it would have taken too long.

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That pic has been posted before.

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Travis Roy breaking a vertebrae and being paralyzed after crashing into the boards 10 seconds into his college career was pretty damn awful. As bad as the injury to Malarchuk was, at least he was able to play again.

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The aforementioned were very bad. Maybe this one wasn't as severe, but Mark Howe getting impaled on the inside of the net when the bottom came to a point was pretty gruesome.

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Donald Audette's arm injury a few years ago was pretty grusome. A player skated over his arm and wrist severing several tendons. He skated straight off the ice and was throwing himself against the wall in pain. Audette almost lost use of his arm if not for a micro-surgeon that was present in the arena at the time.

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I believe the same happened to Yashin a couple of years ago too.

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Worst Hockey Injury Ever?

North Star, Bill Masterson's head hitting the ice ... he died from his injuries :(

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I heard that if the Malarchuk incident happened on the other side of the rink, he would have died because they would have had to take him all the way across the rink and it would have taken too long.

That is correct. That is how precious the time was to get Malarchuk to the hospital.

Very scary.

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didn't georges vezina die on the ice or on the bench or something?

or maybe he was the guy who died from turbeculosis? i'm not sure...

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Donald Audette's arm injury a few years ago was pretty grusome. A player skated over his arm and wrist severing several tendons. He skated straight off the ice and was throwing himself against the wall in pain. Audette almost lost use of his arm if not for a micro-surgeon that was present in the arena at the time.

That was scary and gross. At least he didn't lose his arm.

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Trent McCleary going down to block the shot against the Flyers was very scary too. He got hit in the throat and almost died on the ice as well.

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Berard getting Hossa's stick in the eye was a pretty nasty one too.

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Chelios hit on Brian Propp in the 1989 playoffs, elbowed him in the head, just mashed him against the boards. The pool of blood rivaled the Malarchuk incident.

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Didn't Rocky Trottier have his eye fall out of his head in a minor league game?

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When the Flames/Ducks games got pulled this show Legends came on and they said Terry Sawchuk died after falling into a bbq pit? Huh? :blink:

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Chelios hit on Brian Propp in the 1989 playoffs, elbowed him in the head, just mashed him against the boards. The pool of blood rivaled the Malarchuk incident.

what followed this event was one of my favorite moments of hockey history.

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When the Flames/Ducks games got pulled this show Legends came on and they said Terry Sawchuk died after falling into a bbq pit? Huh?

Yeah, I was watching those on OLN a few days ago. Good Hockey History,Poor guy.

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If you ever get the chance, watch the video of Barry Ashby losing his eye after being hit directly in it during the Stanley Cup finals in I believe it was the Flyers' first cup season. Maybe it was the second.

But I remember watching the video some time ago and thinking, "Daaaayum!!!!!

Went down on the ice to block a shot at the point and the rest is history. He lay on the ice writhing in pain with his hands over his face and everyone crowded around him from players, to refs, to medics.

Pretty nasty stuff and he never played again.

Ashcan was a hell of a warrior.

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didn't they end up retiring his number? no. 4 i believe.

not the most talented guy, didn't do much offensively, but played his heart out and was an amazing defensive dman.

i read about his career somewhere. they got him from the bruins i believe and he spent a while in minors but never gave up and made it to the flyers and was amazing or something.

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When the Flames/Ducks games got pulled this show Legends came on and they said Terry Sawchuk died after falling into a bbq pit? Huh? :blink:

He was wrestling with teammate Ron Stewart (I believe). I also think they were on the Rangers at the time.

There has always been speculation there's more to the story, but Stewart never said anything.

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Ashby!! That's the one. Thanks, Thief. I remember watching that game. He caught that one full force right on the orbital bone.

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This wasnt as bloody as the other ones mentioned but in 1995-96 when Eric Lacroix hit Mick Voukota from behind and his face hit blue part between the glass and boards. WOW, I'd never forget that one.

**200th post**

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