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Zednik has lifesaving surgery after severing carotid artery

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik is recovering from lifesaving surgery after severing his carotid artery during a game.

The player's agent told The Associated Press on Monday that Zednik is recovering at a Buffalo hospital. Zednick lost a drastic amount of blood Sunday during the game against the Sabres. He accidentally was sliced across the right side of the throat by teammate Olli Jokinen's skate.

Agent David Schatia didn't have more details because he had just arrived from an overseas trip.

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