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Buffalo General Hospital Update: Richard Zednik

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Richard Zednik remains in stable condition this afternoon at Buffalo General Hospital.

Sonya Noor, M.D., the attending surgeon for Zednik, said the injured player would remain in the intensive care unit and will be evaluated throughout the day.

Zednik, 32, was injured during the Buffalo Sabres-Florida Panthers game at the HSBC Arena.  His wife Jessica flew to Buffalo late Sunday night along with Karen Cohen, the wife of Florida Panthers General Partner and Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer Alan Cohen.

Panthers Assistant General Manger Randy Sexton, who remained in Buffalo with Zednik last night stated, “The entire Panthers organization wish to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the medical staff at Buffalo General Hospital, the Buffalo Sabres organization, the HSBC Arena staff and to the Panthers and Sabres fans who have expressed their thoughts and concerns.”

More information regarding the surgical procedure will be made available later this afternoon. At this point, there is no formal press conference scheduled.  However, as details become available, we will alert you.

Dr. Noor and Richard Curl M.D., are with Buffalo Vascular and Endovascular Surgical Associates (BEVSA) at Buffalo General Hospital.

About Buffalo General Hospital

Buffalo General Hospital ( is located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in downtown Buffalo, New York.  A major teaching affiliate of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo General offers a number of diverse medical treatments through multiple clinical inpatient departments and outpatient programs. Among its many outstanding services are the only Chest Pain Center in Western New York (nationally accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers), the Buffalo Niagara MRI Center, the Comprehensive Weight-Loss and Bariatric Surgery ASBS Center of Excellence, the area’s premier kidney/pancreas transplant program and more.
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