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Messages To Richard II

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
Richard i have followed your career through your days in Portland back in 96 to present day. I admire the intensity you play with and the heart you display during the game. I was in attendance yesterday and want to wish you quick speedy recovery. My thoughts, prayers, and heart are with you and your family today. For me it wasn`t about hockey anymore, it was about humanity and it brought tears to my eyes to hear that you were in stable condition. Be strong buddy, my heart is with you.                            


A fan in NY
Rich – Rochester, New York

Dear Richard,, No words can say what you experienced and are going through. My heart goes out to you and your family. As an old retired hockey player my thoughts prayers are for your quick recovery., God speed, Peter

May God bless you with a speedy recovery and have you back on the ice SOON.

Cheryl – Henderson, North Carolina

I hope that you recover from your injury soon and good luck the rest of the way

Sincerely,
Nathan Steinbis – Bad Axe, Michigan

Dear Richard, I hope that you are well. I find you very brave to have gone to the bench of the players having so been damaged. I wanted to say to you that you are my favorite player and it since you played with Canadians of Montreal. I always followed your career since you were exchanged. I like your way of playing I I miss you in Montreal .

I wish you a quick restoring and I hope to see again(to revise) you to put shoes still on your skates. Take care of you.

Lise – Laval, Quebec

GET WELL SOON!!  We need you back on the ice!!!!!!!

Stacy – Orlando, Florida

Only the best for you... My prayers are with you and your family, thank the Lord above, you are a great player... get well soon

Deb – Tampa, Florida

Good luck on your recovery, I am not a Florida Panther fan but a very concerned fan of all players, It was a very scary play  and I look forward to your return.

Best of luck,
Barry – Timmins, Canada

Dear Mr. Zednik,

I just wanted to wish you a quick recovery. I am a Pens fan, but a hockey fan first. I hate to see something like this happen to anyone (even a Flyers player). So get well soon and I hope to see you in the Burgh!!!

Josh – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I am so glad to hear that u are okay, and i hope to see u feeling better real soon.

GOD BLESS
Shelby – Little Valley, New York

Richard, I just want to wish you a speedy recovery and want you to know that my families prayers are with you and your family. As those on the Panthers message boards can attest to, you are loved and admired by countless hockey fans throughout the world. May God watch over you and your family during this time and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Vinny – Coral Springs, Florida

God Bless you richard. Get well soon. God's not gonna let you pass, I promise. You're gonna be back on ice in no time buddy!!.Get well soon.!!

Malcolm – Regina, Canada

Wow..you stopped my heart last nite...and nearly yours. All the buffalo fans worldwide are pulling for you to rest up and make a speedy recovery.  Thank G-d you made it thru.

Sincerely,
Dan Dwyer, NYC Sabres Fan

Get well soon.  Looking forward to seeing you playing again.

Brad – Liberty, Saskatchewan

I was at the game Sunday night and saw what happened. I'm glad your surgery went okay and that you're on your way to a speedy recovery. We all know as hockey fans that you won't be back to normal again until you're out there banging people into the boards. That day will come soon enough.

Get well soon!
Greg – Buffalo, New York

Best wishes to an amazing athlete. May you have a speedy recovery - we miss you on the ice already!

Alicia – Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Get well soon buddy, you're in our thoughts and prayers.

Jon – Ottawa, Canada

I hope you can get back soon.  You are a great player and I'm sure a great person too.  No words can describe what a shock this is to every fan.  I can only say get well soon, Richard.

Sincerely,
Bryan Gehlen – Orangeville, Canada

It was great to hear that you're doing OK! Wish you a safe recovery and hope to see you back on the ice soon! Many thoughts are with you!

Greg – Halifax, Canada

Allo its very  lucky for you because if you dont go on the bench and dont pull your gloves on your neck your dead!!!, good luck for healing.

Sincerely,    
Francis Laberge – Montreal, Quebec

HOPE EVERYTHING IS WELL, YOU ARE A GREAT PLAYER WHO I FIRST WATCHED PLAY THE DETROIT RED WINGS IN THE STANLEY CUP. I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE BEST.

Justin – Phoenix, Arizona

Wish you a speedy recovery and hope you are back on the ice when I come to watch the pens play on March 6th. Hang in there and good luck!

Dave – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hi Richard,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope you make a complete and full recovery.

Best wishes from a life-long hockey fan.

Kate – Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Take good care of yourself, Richard.  Thoughts throughout the hockey world are with you and your family.

Laura – Ardrossan, Alberta

Get well soon Richard. The NHL and the fans already miss you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Your a tremendous hockey player and i know in my heart you will on the ice again very soon.

Sincerely,
Shawn Roberts (A beloved hockey fan) , GO WINGS!!!! – Roseville, Michigan

Wishing you the best in your recovery from this terrible injury.

Pat – Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania

Get well Richard, hope to see you back on ice soon.

Peter - Germany

Richard,, You are in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you a speedy recovery. 

The Ho Family, Fans from the DC area.

We are all pulling for you Richard!

Brian Swartz – Buffalo, New York

Good luck Richard! You're a brave guy, heal up soon.

Chris – Niagara Falls, Canada

Hurry up and get back to the Ice Buddy., Thats where you belong., Bad Cut and all but thankfully you are stable and on the road to recovery., One of the most unpleasant Hockey Sights I have ever seen. But I am so happy that you are ok.

Wishing you a complete and 1000% recovery and like I said, hurry up and get back on the ice. It'll put a smile on your face.

David – San Jose, California

Richard, Our best wishes for a speedy recovery. With your wife, family, and all the fans as your extended family you have support and prayers. Get well and God bless!

Austin and Barbara Ferreira – Pembroke Pines, Florida

I hope you get better from the unexpected incident on sunday. My best wishes go out to you and your entire family. Do not hurry back until you feel you are capable to playing great hockey, like the entire season so far. Get well soon!!!

Zachary – Weston, Florida

I speak for all Sabres fans when I say our thoughts are with you. Here's hoping that you recover soon.

Mike – Concord, North Carolina

We love you Zed! Get well soon!!!!!

Karinne – Montreal, Quebec

Good luck Richard i m with you.

Romain and Patrick Morgat – Edmundston, New Brunswick

Buffalo wishes you only the best and we hope to see you have a quick recovery.

Dave – Buffalo, New York

Richard, I think you are an awesome player and am always aware of you when you are on the ice.  So glad you are safe after the horrible accident in the game against the Sabres last night.

Get well soon, and hope to see you in Raleigh on April 4th.

Sincerely,
Micki – Raleigh, North Carolina

Richard,

I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.  You have been a great player in this league for many years and this is a scary thing to see and I'm sure to be a part of.  I look forward to seeing you step back on the ice and continuing your career.  Hope everything goes well and I will be following every update on your recover.

Best of Luck,
Kyle Granville – Lockport, New York

Keep fighting, Zednik. Get well soon.

John – Winnipeg, Canada

As a hockey fan, to see what happened to you the other night and the fact that you were able to skate to the bench was simply incredible.  I hope you have a fast recovery and my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as well as your teammates.  I am sure everyone wants to see you back on the ice soon. 

Linda – Riverside, New Jersey

Hey Richard, i remembered when you played for the habs you were my favorite your amazing player. get well from your biggest fan duke lit win who is going to be in the nhl , by get well.

Duke – Montreal, Quebec

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family !! may GOD reach down and heal your injury !! may you make a full and speedy recovery and have enough left over to return to the ice again !! May GOD bless you and your family !!

Jeffrey – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

richard get well we want you back in line up please hurry up and get better please

Robert Maltz – Sunrise, Florida

Richard get better i just heard what happen to you last night and i was in shock when i saw the replay this morning good luck in your recovery.

Hope you return to the ice and the florida panthers!!!
Joshuar – Pembroke Pines, Florida

Richard,

Here in Buffalo we wish you and your family nothing but the best during this difficult time. Here’s to a speedy recovery. Godspeed,

Dave Kilijanski – Buffalo, New York

Richard & Family,

 I am praying for you to get well soon. My thoughts go out to you & your family. I have been a hockey fan all my life. You are amazing! I know you are strong! My heart goes out to you! I truely hope you are back in South Fla. soon! The team & fans will miss you on the ice! You were on Fire! Hopefully we will see that again.

Best wishes.
Kim – Boynton Beach, Florida

Get well soon Richard. The team will greatly miss your skill, leadership and determination and I hope you a speedy and complete recovery and look forward to seeing you play in the future.

Jared – Lucknow, Canada

GET WELL SOON!!! I HOPE YUO RECOVER SOON AND CAN PLAY AGAIN ASAP.

Mitch – Buffalo, New York

Glad to hear that you're doing well. our thoughts are with you from minnesota.

Rhett – Hopkins, Minnesota

Mr. Zednik,

I wish you a speedy recovery and continued success in your career.

Ryan - Vancouver, Canada

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Richard and your family.  That type of injury tears the heart right out of you watching it on TV, so I cant imagine what you, your family and teammates experienced last night.

As mentioned, my families thoughts and prayers to you and yours!

Brandon – Perth, Canada 

Zed,

Hope you get back soon.  I am sure the Panthers will miss you as we have here the past year with the Caps. 

Take care buddy.
Stephen – Washington D.C.

Get well soon. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Olivia – Atlanta, Georgia

My prayers went out to you last night. So glad your doing ok.  I get tears in my eyes every time I see a re-play of the accident, hope I never see anything like that again. I wish you all the best and your family too.

Julie – Buffalo, New York

Best wishes, for a speedy recovery.

We all said a prayer for you.
Justin – Buffalo, New York

My family attends 10-12 Panther home games annually. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your recovery from the freak injury that you sustained last night in Buffalo. I was watching the game on television and was hoping that you would be all right.  I look forward to having you back in the Panther line up as soon as possible. You are an excellent role model for young people and I wish you and your family the best for the future.

Russell – Vero Beach, Florida

Just to let you know Richard, that are thoughts and prayers are with you and your recovery, and although you are not a Maple Leaf, We wish your very quick return to the ice! Our thoughts are also with your family and friend and of course the entire Panther organization. I have never seen anything like this before in the NHL and I for one never want to see it again...

Best Wishes!! Get Well Soon!!
Ken, Lorraine & Emmalee – Barrie, Canada

Dear Richard, My family's thoughts and prays are with you and your family. My God bless you to a safe recovery and to a continuing successful career.

Lorenzo – Sunrise, Florida

Dear Richard,

May God continue to be with you as you recover from your injury.  May you heal completely, and be able to return to the sport that you love.

Although many of us love hockey and are supportive of our teams, when a serious injury such as this happens, it helps to put things into perspective.

I along with many other Buffalo area hockey fans wish you a speedy recovery.

Richard – Hamburg, New York

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  May you make a speedy recovery.

The Turner Family – Santa Clara, California

There are no words to express the horror we all experienced watching what happened to you. Thank God you had the presence of mind and the ability to skate toward the bench. The doctors in the arena should be credited for acting quickly to get the bleeding under control. The sigh of relief to hear that you were in stable condition on the way to the hospital was the most welcome news we possibly could have heard. Upon the news, everyone in the arena gave you a standing ovation., You are loved by many who don't know you personally. From the bottom of our hearts we all wish you a very speedy recovery. Our hearts go out to you and your family. As a player, you have given us lots to cheer about. You are a very classy guy., We hope to see you back in South Florida soon in good health. If we get to see you back on the ice in a Panther uniform, it would be the icing on the cake.

Marty Berstell – Tamarac, Florida

Just sending this to let you know that my family and I said a prayer for you after the injury occurred... Its very unfortunate, but I was happy to hear that you're doing alright (or at least as well as the media says)., , I hope everything goes well and you have a quick recovery!

Get Well Soon!,
Justin – Buffalo, New York

Hey, I hope everything goes well and you recover quickly.  My prayers are with you and your family!!

Sheila – Buffalo, New York

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family and your team-mates. We were at the game yesterday and felt such an emptiness when the accident occurred.

God speed in your recovery,
Dan and Julie – Grand Island, New York

All the best to you and your family at this time...you are in many a fans thoughts.....get better soon!

Elizabeth – Buffalo, New York

I know you are tough and you will be back on your feet in no time!!

Get better, we will miss you!

Sincerely,
Ray – Boca Raton, Florida

Richard,

From all us here at Capitals nation, we wish you a speedy and full recovery.

Mo – Washington D.C.

Zed,

Dave & I's hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this trying time.

Just know that we love you and are praying for a speedy recovery for you both mentally and physically. We look forward to seeing you again at home and on the ice! PS: I will have to light more candles and sacrifice more chickens to get you home soon.  : )

Judy Chance & Dave Ortiz, Dedicated to Zed – Tamarac Florida

Hey Richard.....just wanted to let you know that I followed your career since your Washington years. I had seen what happened to you, hope you do well and get back on your skates....

Get Well Soon,
The Panthers need you                         
Jeff Gayton, - Almonte, Canada

I was at the game and sitting right in front of the accident.  I was with my two children and we immediately new how serious your injury was.  Please know that ours, along with many others, first thoughts were to pray for you.  We are very very glad to hear that you are doing well.  The hearts of the Buffalo fans are with you.

God Bless,
Todd & Family – Jamestown, New York

Richard,

We have been season ticket holders since 1993 and attend every home game. You are an outstanding and exciting player to watch---and we anxiously await your return. We wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to watching you play, as a Panther, for many years to come.

Holly & Stuart Schiller – Weston, Florida

Mr. Zednik,

Get well soon. I'm a long time Ranger fan and that means nothing right now.  What matters is that you are able to recover from this injury and continue with your life and dreams. I wish you and your family the best during your healing period., , We as fans have heard some encouraging news on your status and I hope my feelings of relief are shared by all hockey fans.

God Bless,
Jay D'Eloia – East Northport, New York

Get well soon. My heart dropped seeing this and to know you are on the road to recovery is amazing.

The best to you and your family.
Jean – Victoria, Canada

Richard,

 I was a big fan of years during your original stint with the Capitals. I was a season ticket holder then (I lived in Reston, VA at the time). I still want to see you do well no matter which team you're on.

I was born and raised in Buffalo. I hope Buffalo General is doing everything to need to make a full and rapid recovery.

Best wishes to you and your family. We all hope to see you back scoring goals soon.

 Joe Bernardi – Martinsburg, West Virginia

What happened to you was incredibly scary to watch but exponentially scary to experience I'm sure. Kudos for reacting the way you did, getting to the bench as quick as possible and I was happy to se the immediate response by both clubs' medical staff., I hear you are stable now and that makes me, and thousands of other hockey fans, feel very relieved today I assure you., Hockey is a very physical game played by very considerate people, and the fans are no different. We're all thinking of you today and will continue to think good thoughts until we see you are on a clear road to recovery.

God bless Richard :)
Brian from Newfoundland

All the best in your recovery Richard, as well to your family. You have a lot of fans and support behind you, even from Leafs Nation, no grudges from the 8-0 win over the Leafs.

Wishing you a full recovery,
Karen – Kitchener, Ontario

Whenever an injury of this caliber occurs, everyone watching loses interest in the game itself, and last night was no different. Whether you were a Sabres fan or a Panthers fan, the action on the ice immediately became secondary to the action off the ice. I'm not a religious man, but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife for a speedy and safe recovery.

Philip – Dunkirk, New York

Hey Richard...nasty gash man. I hope you recover well and i'm praying for you and your family. Way to step up by giving the panthers some good action!! But anyways, hope everything heals well and you can be back on the ice soon!

Best Wishes.
Jason – Delray Beach, Florida

Richard,

I was watching the game with my wife and two boys last night. I'm a die hard panther fan, and all I can tell you is this puts the game we love into perspective... We hope for your sake and your family that you have a speedy recovery, and get home and get well soon. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

All the best,
Sebastian, Pamela, Nicolas, & Gabriel – Pembroke Pines, Florida

I would like to send get well wishes for Richard and to say that our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family, we wish you a speedy recovery.

George, Donna, Ovi and Nuka - Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada

I'm very thankful that you are resting comfortably. Hang in there, rest up, and get well soon!

Joe – Nashville, Tennessee

Hey Buddy! My best wishes to you man! and your family and the Florida Panters. I think your a hero, if anyone else had this happen they probably would have dropped to the ice, but no, you kept your composure and skated towards the bench, and gave the traniers more time to get you fixed up. Alright buddy stay strong and hope to see back on the ice soon!!!!

Sincerely,
Devon Munch – Pickering, Canada

Dear Richard,

I just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that everyone who has seen this unfortunate accident is pulling for you.

Matt Mramer #33 – Cleveland, Ohio

You are in our thoughts and prayers for a quick and easy recovery. Take care of yourself.

Jane & Michael – Pompano Beach, Florida

Richard, I am a caps fan and was watching the game last night.  I love you and am so glad and will be okay.  Everyone in washington loves you.

Elizabeth – Washington D.C.

From our family to your family our thoughts and prayers are, with you for a speedy recovery!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Dear Richard,

My thoughts and prayers were with you last night as they still are today and will be until you are fully recovered. I am thankful that you received the best medical attention at the time of the accident and when you got to Buffalo General Hospital.  I am sure you are a strong & healthy man and will recover quickly from this unfortunate accident very soon. 

God Bless!
Suzanne Strauss – Arcade, New York

Our thoughts and prayers are with you here in buffalo. hope you have a fast recovery.

Ron – Buffalo, New York

Dear Richard,

I know that the entire 18,000 fans in the Buffalo Arena as well as thousands watching on TV, like myself, were praying hard for you.

We can't wait to see you back on the ice in Buffalo so we can greet you with the greatest standing ovation!

May God Bless you and your family!
Mary - Buffalo, New York

Atlanta Thrasher fans wish you and your family the best. We look forward to you getting back on the ice soon so that the Southeastern Division race can get back to being the most exciting in hockey.

Jane – Atlanta, Georgia

Richard,

I wish you the best care and quick recovery.  Stay strong in mind and spirit.

Best Wishes,
Brian – Pembroke Pines, Florida

I wish you the best and for a speedy return.  Good luck and get back again dazzle us with your skills.

Sandor – Montreal, Quebec

I can only wish you the best of luck and the kindest sympathies Richard. Take care of yourself and we all hope to see on the ice sometime soon.

Nicholas – Bloomington, Minnesota

Richard, i hope you get thru this man. That was a gruesome freak injury.

Pray that you get better.
Kris – Edmonton, Alberta

Get well soon! our thoughts are with you from Toronto

Adrian – Toronto, Ontario

Dear Richard and family,

I saw the terrible accident that occurred the other day. Even though I don't really follow your team, I just wanted to wish you a safe recovery. I hope you get better real soon and hope that you rest comfortably. God bless you and your family.

All the best,
Kristin C - 14 (almost 15) – Norwalk, Connecticut 

All the best from an Otttawa fan.  I wish you a speedy recovery and a quick return to the Panthers.

Bill Ainslie - Espanola, Ontario, Canada,

Richard,

Get well soon, best wishes, we are hoping and praying for you to make a speedy recovery, hope to see you back on the ice again,

Best wishes, James & The Anaheim Ducks community – Tustin, California

All the best for your recovery, you've always been a very gutsy player. Your fan since your Montreal days.

Rana – Burnaby, Canada


Dear Richard,

I was at the game and couldn't believe my eyes... I do hope you recover well and full and I hope to see you back on your feet again.  We are all pulling here for you!!!  Get better soon!!!

Shari Anne – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Richard, GET WELL SOON! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  Hopefully, you will have a speedy recovery! 

God Bless!
Karin – N. Warren, Pennsylvania

I WAS AT THAT GAME!!!!! It was sick. I hope you feel better and I'm glad the surgery was a success. Hopefully you can challenge the Sabres to another match and come on down to Tampa which my home team. Yeah, represent. B-town. =)

Morgan – Bradenton, Florida

Richard,

Best wishes on a speedy recovery. Look forward to seeing you back on the ice and in the lineup.

Royce – Ottawa, Canada

I have been a fan of yours since you were in Washington.  I deeply pray that you heal quickly and that God is with you, your family, and the doctors through this time.  Know that the NHL will wait for your return--we can't wait to see you back on the ice!

God bless you!
Linzi Conners – Slidell, Louisiana

From the Frederick Stars Hockey Club,

Our best wishes for a speedy recovery! Rest well!

We hope to see you back on the ice soon!
James – New Market, Maryland

Prayers and positive energy for a speedy recovery from a Zednik fan in Washington Capitols territory.

Donald – Fort Washington, Maryland

We are with you Riso and wish you quick return to ice but first of all good health. Drz sa!!!

Marek – Kosice, Slovakia

My thoughts are with you Richard, and your family. I am glad to read that you are doing better and look forward to hearing about your return to the ice.

Melissa – Vancouver, British Columbia

Richard,

I have never been able to get to an NHL game where you have played. Always loved your style and grit though. Hope all is well with you and hope to see you plat again soon. Thoughts and prayers.

Ryan Algar – Barrie, Ontario

Richard,

I hope that you make a speedy recovery and are back on the ice soon. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dale – Frankfort, Illinois

Feel Better Soon! I am sorry for what happened and you are in my prayers!

Miranda – Williamsville, New York

My prayers and thoughts are with you as you recover.  I pray that you heal quickly and are able to return home soon.

Declan (age 9), Hockey fan in Tennessee

Get well soon Zednik! Our thoughts are with you and your family!

Bianca – Montreal, Quebec

Get well Richard.  It's nice to know that you will be making a recovery.

Charles – Edmonton, Alberta

Richard,

Please get well soon!!

Your time on Long Island was short but you made an impression!

We look forward to seeing you back on the Ice battling as always!
Robert – East Meadow, New York

Dear, Richard,

Hello my name is christy wise and ashley kelly from thomas a edison high school in elmira heights. we hope that you are doing well and we hope to see you on the ice competing with your team many wishes and more to come.

Christy & Ashley – Elmira Heights, New York

Amazing . . . we're so glad you're okay.  Hope you get back on the ice soon!

Matthias – Vancouver, British Columbia

Hope you're back to 100% soon.  Best wishes to you and your family during the recovery.

Brian – Papillion, Nebraska

I wish you a speedy recovery.

Twila – Nanaimo, British Columbia

Get well soon... You will be missed!

Michele Loader – Hollywood, Florida

Get well soon zednik, we are all praying for you and your family.

cheers to a fast recovery...
Ricky – Moncton, Canada

Hey Mr. Zednik,

I just wanted to say our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thanks for all you do and we wish you a speedy recovery.

With Love,
The Friedberg Family – Lake Worth, Florida

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Milt – Lacombe, Canada

Get Well.

You have been a player I watched for you entire career.  Even after you left, both times.  I met you with Chris Simon at his place in Alexandria, and you seemed extremely nice and personable.  That made you a fan favorite here, and around the league.  It would be devastating to see you leave this way, but some things are far more important.  Good Luck and hopefully we'll see you soon.

Thanks.
Eric – Alexandria, Virginia

Richard,

First off, I think you showed much bravery in getting yourself to the bench after being hit, and I admire your courage a lot. I have been praying for you, and also for you wife, that she would have safe travels to Buffalo and that you both would be at peace. Know that there are many people out there who may not know you, but who are supporting you and standing by you at this time. We wish you the best, and hope you have a swift and full recovery.

Blessings,
Julia – Abbotsford, Canada

Get well soon!  We need you back on the ice.

Dick – Los Angeles, California

GET WELL SOON , YOU HAVE SHOWN A LOT OF COURAGE LEAVING THE ICE THE WAY YOU DID , MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, AND I WISH YOU RETURN TO THE ICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE , WE HAVEN 'T FORGOT ABOUT YOU IN MONTREAL GET WELL.

FREDERIC – Montreal, Quebec

Hi Richard,

Even if your not with the Canadians anymore, my thoughts are with you and your family this morning. Best wishes for your recovery.

Hope to see you back on skate soon!

Get well,
Sylvain – Montreal, Quebec

All the best to you Richard! Are you sure you're not Canadian after STANDING UP AND SKATING TO THE BENCH! Talk about tough!

Get well soon!
Julian – Toronto, Canada

Hey, just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery.  We're all looking forward to seeing you skate again!

Ian – Ottawa, Canada

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Richard. Everyone in Buffalo cheered you on right after your accident and is still honoring your courage to get thru this. I was a neutral fan at the game (not Sabres fan but a Rangers fan), but I speak for everyone. Get well soon and I hope you got the best care you could here.

Justin – Buffalo, New York

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Jillian – Buffalo, New York

Get well Richard, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Get some rest and come back stronger then ever!

Martin – Ottawa, Canada

Hello Richard,

I hope your doing better. Pull through buddy!! Your an amazing player!! All us Anaheim Ducks fans are keeping you in our prayers.

<3  Michelle Chavez, , oxoxox big hugs from California

An unfortunate and terrible accident. get well soon!!!

Jordan – Winnipeg, Canada

Richard,

 I just wanted to send my best to you and your family and  wish you a speedy recovery from your injury.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we look forward to seeing you on the ice very soon.

Sincerely,
Jim Ticco – Buffalo, New York

Richard,

Get well soon! Can't wait to see you on skates again!!, , It's sad such accidents happen but don't let it diminish your passion for the game.

Skore uzdravenie!!
Cedric – Tempe, Arizona

Wishing you a swift recovery. 

Lindsay – Denver, Colorado

You have the skill to allow you the privilege of being a professional hockey player. As a fanatic of the sport, I recognize that it is you and those like you that make the sport as entertaining and compelling as it is. I appreciate the warriors such as yourself and cannot help but feel a brotherhood when one is hurt putting yourself on the line, as you do every time that you lace em up. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a full and speedy recovery, and look forward to your return to battle

Get well soon, from all of your Duck brothers!
Andy – Anaheim, California

Richard,,          

I wish to you a speedy recovery. I think of all the good things you have done in Washington and now doing it in Florida. My family and I hope to see you back in action shortly. Knowing you and the style you play you will come back even stronger. Get well soon Richard,                                          

Thanks,                                          
George Chriest – Fredericksburg, Virginia

Richard Zednik,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I know you will recover fully and will be back on the ice. From what your teammates say about you, you really seem like an awesome person. A speedy recovery and god bless you and your family.

Marco Campedelli – Vancouver, British Columbia

Get Well Richard! We still love you here in Washington DC and we all hope you will be back on the ice soon!

Lowell – Washington, D.C.

my good wishes are with Richard and all his family. It is a bad moment to pass, but I'm sure that you will return very rapidly to Florida and on the ice. You're a very good player and you will continue to score a lot of goals for your team.

Good re-establishment.
Mike – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

I might not be a panther fan, but any fan feels the pain of a player from another team that takes an injury like that. I hope you get well and get back on the ice, you are one of the best in the NHL right now. God's Speed and get well.

Joshuar – Culloqhee, North Carolina

GET BETER YOUR TEAM NEEDS YOUR SKILLS.  ALL THE BEST TO YOUR FAMILY, I FEL SCARED I COULD NOT COMPEHEND WHAT YOUR FAMILY WENT THROUGH.  HOPE YOU HAVE A TALK WITH JOKINEN HE MUST BE GOING THROUGH HELL. 

Terris – Steinbach, Canada

Richard Zednik,

I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and my family and I wish you a speedy recovery.

God bless,
Joe Byrne & Family – Buffalo, New York

We here in Caps land wish you the best!  We hope all goes well and your back on the ice soon!

Mary Jane – Woodbridge, Virginia

 I hope you have a speedy recovery.  I cant tell you how scary that was, but I know you will be just fine.  I cant wait to see you playing again soon.  Take care.

Sincerely,
Stephanie – Santa Rosa, California

Just wanting to wish you a speedy recovery and all the best to you and your family.

God Bless You All
Mai – Calgary, Alberta

Rest assured the human body can repair itself. I couldn't believe the extent of surgery on my heart but the veins heal amazingly quickly!

We hope to see you in Dallas playing next season!
Stan – Dallas, Texas

Wishing you all the best ----can't wait to see you back on the ice.

Regards,
Lori – Boca Raton, Florida

Richard, you gave us all one hell of a scare!

I met you a bunch of years ago when you were playing up here in Montreal, and remember how kind of a person you are.

Unfortunately, I doubt i'll see you playing against my beloved Habs on Thursday, but hope to meet you in the playoffs where you'll be back stronger than ever.

All the best,
James – Montreal, Quebec

Richard,

I have been watching you since you first joined the NHL and have been a fan no matter what team you're on. You are a terrific player and a wonderful person. I know that you are strong physically and mentally and you'll be good as new very soon. Please know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of all my family and friends.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery,
Christine – Frederick, Montreal

Mr. Zednik,

I'm a fan of yours since you played with the HABS. I'm following your progress since. I wish you a fast recovery and all my best wishes.

Sylvain Martel – Montreal, Quebec

I know everyone here in Welland Ontario Canada wishes you a fast and speedy recovery I seen the replays and i don't know if anyone else would have been able to sake on his or her own will back to their bench after something like that you showed a lot of courage and our thoughts are with you and your family. stay positive and you'll be back on the ice in no time!!!

Take Care,
Gordie – Welland, Ontario

Since you played for the Canadiens I thought I would type you in something. I hope you get better soon after the game you play against montreal because I'm there fan and Florida would win because I think you are one of there best players with the speed.

Frederick – Middleton, Nova Scotia

From a hockey fan to a hockey professional, get well soon buddy, we're cheering for you no matter what team we follow.

Joel – Luling, Texas

I hope you get well soon, my thoughts are with you.

Viktor – Vimmerby, Sweden

I am a long time Leaf fan, so I don`t get a chance to see the Sabres too much, but watching the sports hi-lights last night you NEVER want to see those kinds of things happen!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!! Get well soon, the boys and the fans need you!!!   

SHONA – Vineland, Ontario

Hi Richard,

This is just a short message to wish you the very best of luck in your recovery. You showed remarkable courage and strength to be able to get to the bench after your dreadful injury, and I am sure these attributes will help in recovery.

Best Regards,
Kenny McKie – Glasgow, Scotland

Hey, sorry about what happened. I hope you can play again. Get better soon.

Kyle – Vineland, New Jersey

To the Zedniks,

Richard is a tough hockey player and he will be on the ice before you know it. Keep your heads up high and pray for a speedy recovery,

Kenny – Margate, Florida

Richard,

Watching the game last night reminded me of how scary it can be when someone gets injured. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Here's to a speedy recovery.

Amanda – Batavia, New York

Get Well Soon Richard!

You are a wonderful Hockey player with a lot of fans everywhere, and we love nothing more than seeing you recover ASAP and get back on the ice to give us the joy of watching you do what you do best along side your teammates.

Best of luck to you with our deepest wishes for a speedy recovery. Come on man, we're waiting for you in Raleigh,NC to beat up on you a little.. with some hugs this time :)

Godspeed Richard!
Victor, Raleigh, North Carolina

Richard, I'm glad to hear you're in good hands at the hospital. These incidents with skate blades are really scary. You're a gutsy guy. Hang in there, you're going to be back playing good hockey in no time. But more importantly, everyone who loves the game of hockey knows that a player's health and well being comes first. God bless you and yours.

Rod – Fineview, New York

Richard,

i have been following your career ever since you started in washington. I was so scared when i heard the news about last night's game., I want to wish you a good recovery and also my thoughts and prayers are with you, jessica, and your daughter, please recover soon and well, take care my friend and god bless

Dan & Mylene – Gatineau, Canada


Dear Richard, wishing you a speedy recovery from all of us in Flyers Country. Get Well Soon bro!

Mike - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
All the best man.

Peter - Edmonton, Canada
Mr. Zednik
I am a proud season ticket holder for the Buffalo Sabres, and i was in the stands when this traggic event happen. I lost a sleep due to the curiousness on your status from this terrible injury. When i work up early Monday morning to hear the wonderful news that you were resting "comfortably" at Buffalo General, i knew i was going to have a better day. I wish you a speedy recovery and i am proud to say i am a Buffalonian, and come from a city that has the best Hospitals and Doctors that money can buy. When you come back to Buffalo for future games, i am sure the city of "Brotherly Love" will accept you with open arms.

Get well soon,

Derrick - Buffalo, NY
I'll bet you asked, did we score any more goals?
Tough game, tough guys!
Can't wait to see you back!
All the best!

Lars - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Get well soon Richard. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Thank God you are ok.

Brian - Calgary, Alberta
Terrible accident - hope you're back on the ice ASAP. Best wishes from Toronto.

Brendan & Jo - Toronto, Ontario
Glad you are ok.
Get well soon .

Bill - Belleville, Michigan
Mr. Zednik —

Before your skates left the ice last night, my wife and I, along with our two kids were praying for you and your recovery. I'm certain, we're not the only family that lifted your name up before God at that moment.

We're thrilled and thankful that you're going to be OK. We wish you a quick recovery.

Rob - Syracuse, New York
I heard about the horrible incident during the game last night. I'm glad to hear that you are stable at the hospital and I hope everything will be ok. Stay strong.

Elizabeth - Chicago, Illinois
I don't know what to say except that I am glad to hear you are doing better and I hope to see you playing again soon.

All the best to you.

Mary - La Crosse, Wisconsin
I know everyone here in Welland Ontario Canada wishes you a fast and speedy recovery we have a pretty big Slovak population here and we are behind you all the way. I have watched the re-plays and i don't know if anyone else would have been able to skate on his own will back to their bench after something like that you showed a lot of courage and our thoughts are with you and your family. stay positive and you'll be back on the ice in no time

Take Care
Gordie - Welland, Other
Please get will soon. We are transplants from Buffalo but more so we are hockey fans and were very concerned watching last night game. Buffalo has some great food, I hope you get a chance to atleast enjoy something out of all this.

Mark and Sharon - Prospect, Kentucky
Dear Richard

Our family wishes you a speedy and healthy recovery. Words cannot describe our feelings at this time. Please know our prayers have been with you during this time

Yours Truly

Gregg Rolfe and the Rolfe Family - Vero Beach, Florida
It is amazing how close we feel to someone we have never met. It truly was as if it had happened to one of our own family. True fans become personally involved with the teams we watch on a regular basis. We expect them to perform to the best of ther abilities and to win games and championships but when we witness something like this none of that matters. Once we know you will recover then we will once again become excited about the race for the playoffs. Until then, you will remain in the forefront of our thoughts.

Phil and Linda - Homestead, Florida
Get well soon

Anthony - Hicksville , New York
Get well Richard!

Kenyon - Buffalo, New York
Hope you have a speedy recovery. I hope you can get back on the ice very soon.

Nathan - Milton, Pennsylvania
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We pray for a full and speedy recovery.

Mike, Shellye, MaKayla - Placentia, Newfoundland
Hang in there! Thoughts and Prayers from Boston

Alana - Methuen, Massachusetts
Dr Zed,

We all hope for your quick recovery and send our warm wishes out to you and your family. You are a true warrior and had the prescience of mind to rush over to the Panther bench for assistance. Not many players would have the strength to do so.

We hope for your quick return!!

JD - Coral Springs, FL

Get better soon! We need you back out there playing hockey soon! Hang in there!

Laura - San Rafael, California
YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS....GET WELL SOON, I LOVE HOW YOU SKATE.

SEE YA SOON BACK ON THE ICE.....YOU FANS FROM FLORIDA

DEE, KEVIN AND CHINO

Relieved to see you're recovering well now. I'm a life long Cap's fan and have followed you since the Zed Head's days. Get well soon and I can't wait to see you back out on the ice.

Zach - Springfield, Virgina
Greetings From Dallas,

Let me speak for everyone in Dallas when I say that I hope you have a quick and speedy recovery. Hope to be able to watch you play again soon. Thank you for all that you do and all the risks you take to entertain us. We all appreciate you.

Get Well Soon,
Bruce - Dallas, Texas
Hope for a fast recovery. We'll be pulling for you to be in the line-up here in Pittsburgh next tuesday!!

Ralph - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
You, your teammates, and the entire collection of players put out such a superhuman effort every night that you step onto the ice, that we fans begin to think that you are just "that"--superhuman. When you went down last night, it quickly made all of us realize just how human you really are and on what a fine edge you live that human life. My wife, Marie and I wish to extend our deepest gratitude to you for the level of entertainment that you provide for us, and wish that your recovery will be as quick as possible allowing you to once again earn your living. God Bless!!

Gordon and Marie Frey - Faro, Yukon

Hey Richard!

Although I am a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, born and raised, I would never ever ever wish such a dangerous injury on any sports player. I would like to wish you and your family the ABSOLUTE best, and I hope you have a speedy recovery. Don't rush too much, take your time and get healthy! Hopefully, we'll see you out on the ice soon! Good luck to you, your family, and your teammates!

Love and Prayers from: Dalena, the Pens fan - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Glad to hear that you're doing well. Best wishes from Buffalo.

Mark - Buffalo, New York
I was sitting in the second row from Richard, when this happened. I did see this in the past with Clint Milarchuck and I was hoping to never see it again. I give Mr. Zednik praise for his courage to get off the ice on you own power because nothing in the world can prepare someone for an event like that. I couldn't believe it when that happened in 1989 at our old memorial auditorium, and i still can't believe it now. I salute the medical staff and of course Richard for the quick thinking to save a very good hockey players life. God Speed and rest up to hopefully see you back in action one day again.

Ken - Hamburg, New York
i do hope those doctors here in buffalo took good care of you. you an your family are in my thoughts an prayers. don't worry, you'll come back like Clint Malarchuk! get well soon. :)
cat.

Catherine - grand island/buffalo, New York
Hope you get well soon!!! Your a great player in the league and the league need you back. My pens would take you any day of the week ! I grew up in Buffalo they have great medical professionals and they will take great care of you. Your World Class !

Luke - Columbus, Ohio
Richard,

How you instinctively handled that situation on the ice was truly courageous. My family and I send our best wishes to you and your family. We hope you have a speedy recovery and we look forward to watching you back out on the ice.

Best Wishes,

The Côté Family - Toronto, Ontario
Take it easy bro! Don't rush things! Wishing you a good recovery!

Garth

Garth - Edmonton, Alberta

Hey I have really enjoyed watching you play over the past couple years, and just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery, and I greatly look forward to watching you play again. Best of luck to you and your family.

Andrew - Lee's Summit , Missouri


I hope that you will have a speedy recovery so that you can get back to playing hockey. Best wishes! GET WELL SOON!

Ashley - Chicago, Illinois
Iwant you to know I am praying for you and your family.

Jason - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Richard. Thoughts are with you and your family. I guess we should rethink the whole "keep your head up at all times" eh??? Anyway come back soon and yes, I am a Flyers fan and will boo you in Philly, but with a secret smile !!!

Joe - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard,

Wishing you a speedy recovery! I will keep you and your family in my prayers as we await your return to south florida and then back on the ice.

Blessings to you!
Coop

Coop - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are wishing you a successful and speedy recovery.

Mary-Beth & Jay - Cary, North Carolina
Big time NY Ranger fans here....but sooo scared when we saw what happened to you. Praying for a speedy recovery. Sending good thoughts and positive vibes your way.

Jake - Fanwood, New Jersey
get well Richard!!! You are still missed in MONTREAL!

nick - MONTREAL, Quebec
I wish you the best during your recovery. Best wishes to your family and teammates! Heal up and come back to kick some butt! When I am away at college I drive 3 hours to come see the Panthers play and it just wont be the same without you!

Alexandra - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
I am seasin ticket holder and try to watch every game. I was watching the game on Sunday night and what I saw made my stomach turn. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Zednik family. Get well and return to South Florida soon and hopefully return to the ice as well!

Michael

Michael - Weston, Florida
Richard, get well soon. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim - Omaha, Nebraska

Richard,
I hope you are recovering well. I have been a fan since your time as a Hab (even have your Montreal jersey). I hope too see you on the ice again very soon as you are a true class act and a role model for younger players to look up to. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Emily - Auburn, Massachusetts


Good Luck!

Simon - Bern,
Get well soon Richard, hockey fans around the world are pulling for you to have a fast and speedy recovery! This incident makes us who play hockey realize that in a split second your life could change forever. Puts life in to perspective for everyone. Thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
We will see you back on the ice in no time.

Take Care
Cory - Calagry, Alberta
Richard,

Just wanted to wish you the best of luck in your recovery as I hope it is a fast one. I am really glad that you are ok and that you will be fine. Hope to see you out on the ice soon!

Stephen - Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Richard, My thoughts are with you. I hope you recover well and soon! Love, Tábata

Tábata - Deerfield Beach, Florida
Richard-

I have enjoyed following your career over the years and was sorry to hear about your mishap yesterday. So glad that you are expected to make a full recovery. Take care and we will look forward to seeing you back on the ice very soon.

Sterling - Sartell, Minnesota
Richard - I am a mom of a 14 yr old high school hockey player. My husband also plays (in an old man league) and is assistant coach for the high school team. We are definitely a "hockey" family. I have watched the video of your accident at least 10 times. I am so grateful that you are okay and on the road to recovery. I just feel a need to wish you well. I hope to be able to monitor your recovery online and hope to see you back on the ice as soon as you are physically and mentally ready. God Bless.

Amy - Dubuque, Iowa
Richard,

Hope you are feeling better. Get well soon!! God Bless!

Take Care and hope to see you back on the ice real soon.

Harry - Clermont, Florida
Richard,

I hope you get better and i hope everything turns out alright for you.

Anthony - Victoria, Minnesota
My family & I wish you all the best with your recovery.

Lisa - St.Catharines, Other
Get well soon Richy you are missed god bless you and your family I hope nothing but the best for you!

WE LOVE YOU !!!

Joshua - Miami Springs, Florida
Get better soon! We used to love watching you with the Habs, and we hope everything gets better soon. We are very glad to hear the positive reports in the news and hopefully you can get back soon.
Best wishes.

Mark - Dartmouth
Richard,

I wish you the best as you continue to recover from this horrific injury. I know you will progress well in your recovery and I am praying for you. Hopefully after all this passes I will see you once again on the ice.

Again, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for good news.

Take care.

Love always,
Joshua - Davie, Florida
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Sincerely,
The Bieler Family- Coral Springs, Florida
Thoughts and prayers go to you and a speedy recovery. Hope to see you back on the ice soon.

Mike - Renfrew
HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY.WE WILL MISS YOU.

DON - SUNRISE, Florida
Richard,
That was a terrible accident to happen to yah. Get well soon buddy!!
All the best!

Jason - Calgary, Alberta
I hope everything turns out ok and you have a speedy recovery. My family is keeping you in our prayers.

Sarah - Buffalo, New York
Richard and family,

As a long term hockey family we wish your a sppedy recoery from your injury. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Jamie - Trenton, New Jersey
Hey Richard hope you feel better im really feel bad im a Calgary Flames Fan but i'm really feel sad for what happend to you and i hope you return before the end of the season you where doing so good when you faced Toronto with that Hat-Trick.So i hope you get better real soon your a great hockey player

Sincerly,
Jordan Rose age: 10 - Brampton, Ontario
I am leaving this message to Richard Zednik and his family saying that I am so sory that this happened. I am from Buffalo and I saw what happened and it will stick in my mind forever. You have all of my hopes and prayers for Richard and I wish you the most of luck!

David - Buffalo, New York
All the best for a full recovery.

Bob - Aylmer, Quebec
Richard,
This season we had the chance to go to many games and see you guys play here in Florida. We became Huge fans of the Panthers and have been following you guys on TV all the rest of the season.

Last night when we were watching the game we felt terrible when we saw what happened and kept hoping you got into a stable condition and nothing worst would happen.

We send you very positive thoughts and energy so that you get well very soon!

We hope to see you playing again as good as always!
Thank you for making a couple of hispanics Hockey fans!

See you at the Bank Atlantic Center soon!

Alexandra and Daniel - Hollywood, Florida
On behalf of the fans of the Penguins and the City of Pittsburgh, I'd like to wish you the best of luck for a speedy recovery.

Jeffrey - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Richard I just wanted to send you some well wishes. I live in Portland, Maine and I watched you as a Pirate. You were one of our best players. I hope you get well soon, we all want to see you back out on the ice.
Best Wishes
Jason Lanoie

Jason - Portland, Maine
Dear Mr. Zednik,
My wife and I were at the game when you were injured. We are Buffalo season ticket holders who sit by your bench.

I am pleased your training staff as well as the Buffalo medical staff were able to respond quickly to the situation.

We are grateful you are recovering from this ordeal, and look forward to seeing you on the ice again when you are able.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Michael - Bernhards Bay, New York
Richard,

Hope you have a speedy recovery and you're back on the ice in the near future providing more wonderful memories for those of us admire people like you.

Good Luck
Jerry - Fruitvale
First I would like to say all the best he was awsome in last games. All the best Riso hope you will get better and will show them how to score again. Good Luck
Drzim palce Riso

Pavol - Stara Lubovna
Best of luck in your recovery.

Mike - Calgary, Alberta
I've enjoyed watching you play hockey since you began with the Montreal Canadiens organization and I was devastated to hear what had happened to you. You've always been a respectable man on the ice and shown great character your entire career. I wish you all the best and hope for a steady and comfortable recovery from this incident. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Blake - Halifax, Canada
Get well. Good luck in your recovery. Islanders fans miss your game here.

John - Commack, New York
Dear Richard:
Heal Well and Heal Fast. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your wife. Bridgeport (CT) SoundTigers Hockey fans all have you in our thoughs. Get back on the ice soon.

Doug & Debbie Zygmont - Trumbull, Connecticut
Dear Richard,
Here's to a speedy recovery.I have followed you since you played in Montreal.

God Bless

steve - vancouver, british columbia
Rich I hope everything is as good as midia saying it is. Hope you'll recover soon and be back home with your family and friends. My prayers to you and you family. Get well soon Rich.

Aleksey - Pembroke Pines, Florida
Richard,

Best wishes for a speedy and total recovery. You showed great strength and great common sense by handling the situtation the way you did. Good luck on the road to recovery and best wishes to your entire family and organization. Best wishes again from all of us NJ Devils fans. Hope to see you on the ice soon.

Chris - Clifton, New Jersey
Richard,
I like millions of fans hope you recover and get well soon,
right now hockey is second to life. Take all the time you need because we all know the team will do their best to win for you.
get well soon Zed
we all love ya
Go Panthers!!!

JOSE - MIAMI LAKES, Florida
Zednik,

I am gald to hear that you are stable, everyone here in Minnesota is praying for a quick recovery.

Rich - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dear Richard,

Hope that you are feeling better and that you have my best wishes for you and your family. Hope to see you back in south Florida soon. GET WELL SOON!!!!!!!!

Sincerely,
you're biggest fan

Livia M. Perez - miramar, Florida
Richard -

The announcement over the HSBC Arena's public address system that you were in stable condition and on your way to hospital was easily the most welcome news that any Sabres (or hockey) fan has heard all season.

May God bless you and your family during your recovery.

Dennis - Buffalo, New York
Richard,

Best wishes for a speedy and total recovery. You showed great strength and great common sense by handling the situtation the way you did. Good luck on the road to recovery and best wishes to your entire family and organization. Best wishes again from all of us NJ Devils fans. Hope to see you on the ice soon.

Chris - Clifton, New Jersey
Richard,

I wish you the best and a speedy recovery. Can't wait to see you and the Cats play the AVS in Colorado next season!!GO PANTHERS!!!

ERICK - DENVER, Colorado
I wish that you have a quick and healthy recovery.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hope to see you soon back on the ice!!!

#1 Fan
Xavier - 8 years old - Davie, Florida
Power to you man. I can't beleive that you would have it together enough to skate over to the bench. You saved your own life. Get well soon and look into getting some chain mail for your neck.

Kyle - Naples, Florida
richard,

good luck in your recovery

tom - chicago , Illinois
To Richard Zednik

I hope you get well, and I seen what happened on tv when Olli Jokien skate cut your right hand side of your neck.

I hope you get well

Steven - Ottawa, Canada
Get well my friend, God Bless, from a fan of yours when you played for Montreal.
xoxoxox
Nancy - Montreal, Quebec
Mr. Richard Zednik,
We in Buffalo wish you the very best. It is at times like these the game we feel so passionate about becomes unimportant. Buffalo has seen its share of seemingly horrific injuries in Clint Malarchuk and Kevin Everett, only to be blessed with the ability to watch miraculous recoveries. We hope and pray that you return to health and happiness as quickly as possible.

Jeff - Jamestown, New York
Dear Richard,

My heart sank when I heard the radio announcers declare you had been cut. I cannot imagine what you must have gone through, nor will I pretend to know. I wish you all the best, and hope that you have an excellent recovery. I have been a Panthers fan since 1994, and nothing has shaken me to the core quite like this. I would love to see you come back and continue your point streak; you will be missed dearly while you recover. You have been a great contributor to this team this year.

Your fans love you, and we are all praying for a healthy recovery. My thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,
Tesla Beard - Toronto, Ontario
All us Portland Winter Hawks fans are sending along wishes and thoughts to you, Richard!! Get well soon!!

Katie - Portland, Oregon
Hi Richard, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.We were Tanner Glass's Billet family when he played junior hockey for the Clippers. We listen to all your games on the internet. Get well soon. The Bayliss family.

Bob - Nanaimo, British Columbia
Get well soon. The Los Angeles Kings and there fans are pulling for your quick recovery.

Mark - Whittier, California
Hope you are feeling better Richard!!! Rest up and I hope your back playing in the NHL soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cole - Yarmouth, Canada
Hey Richard get well soon man. You can do it.

Joe - Chicago, Illinois
What happened to you last night has reverberated around the entire hockey world. You have more people rooting for your recovery than you can imagine. Please get well soon--you will be in my thoughts.

Jennifer - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Richard, I have loved this game for over 60 years now, you are my style of player and your speed and finesse has exited and entertained me for quite some years. It was very frightening for all of us, I can only imagine how your family felt.

Please take your time coming back, I will be waiting for the day you come flying down the ice once again.

A hockey fan of the game.!

Ian Cobb - Belleville, Canada
Hi Richard,

I was a big fan of yours when you were on the Caps. I'm sorry something so horrible happened to you. Recover well and I hope you go on to have an even more amazing career.

Best wishes to you and your family!

Girard - Frederick, Maryland
Richard, I always have been a great fan of the Florida Panthers ans I was so happy to have you in my team, I just love the way you play the game, I saw you play for the first time this january as I was in vacation in florida for 3 weeks. I was shocked whewn I learned what happened to you my wife and I wish that you get well as soon as possible and we send all our support to your family !

Hope to see you soon on the rink !!

Sincerely
Mike and Carole - Lausanne, Switzerland
Richard, I really hope everything will be fine and you will fully recover and get back to playing hockey in no time!!!

Dimitry - Baltimore, Maryland
Zednik,

I heard about what happened and couldn't believe it. I'm glad you're ok and hope you recover quickly. Hurry home. We miss you already.

Jak - Orlando, Florida
Watch out for those Buffalo doctors - they are all Sabres fans!! :) Glad to hear your doing OK. Take care.

Bryan - Buffalo, New York
Stay strong & get well soon. All the best.

The Donargo Family - Butler, NJ

Get well quickly Richard. We're all praying for you.

Jason - Ottawa, Ontario
I am a Sabres fan, but I can't stop thinking about your injury. I hope you have a quick recovery. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary - Salamanca, New York
Best wishes to you and your family, for a speedy recovery.

A - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Hi,
Good luck!
My girlfriend and me, send support for you!
I like you Richard.

Jean-Frédéric and Nathalie - Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage, Quebec
Dear Richard Zednik

I hope you get well soon. I've always been a fan and an admirer of yours since your days with the Canadiens and You have been my all-time favorite hockey player (along with Mike Komisarek). Thanks you for everything and I hope and wish a speedy recover for you. :D

Tanya - Montreal, Quebec
Our family was watching the game from Seattle, WA last night when the incident occurred. We were all in shock as we watched the event unfold. As a mother, with a son who plays hockey, and a wife whose husband lives for the game every Friday night when he plays in his beer league. This was our worst nightmare unfolding before our eyes. We were so scared for you and we sat in silence listening to the announcers awaiting the news of your status. We were all so relieved to hear you were in stable condition! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We wish you a speedy recovery, and we hope to see you out on the ice as soon as you are ready. We live for hockey, and our hearts are heavy whenever we witness someone get hurt doing something they love!

Get well soon.
The Lalier Family - Issaquah, Washington
Get well soon my fellow Slovak! Your team and fans miss you already!

Rick - Worcester, Massachusetts
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you heal up soon.

Mark - Bloomington, Minnesota
Wishing you the best Richard. Hope you have a speedy recovery. We're all pulling for you.

(Been cheering for you since your playing days with the Habs!)

Sabino - Boston, Massachusetts
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you heal up soon.

Mark - Bloomington, Minnesota
Richard, I've seen you work hard at hockey all season, now that same work and determination will see you recover. All the best to you and your family.

Todd - Coral Springs, Florida
Team allegiance aside, scary is scary... I was very happy to hear that you are stable and resting at the hospital. I hope the best for you in your recovery.

Ben - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Glad to hear that you're going to be OK. The only advise I can give you is : take good care of yourself and get healthy.

Ed - Grande-Digue
Wow, what a scary moment. God sure had his hand on you as you were able to skate to the bench into the waiting arms of the trainer and teammates. May God continue to keep his hand on your life and hockey career.
God Bless

Annie - Charlotte, North Carolina
Get well soon Richard! You will be in mine and my family´s thoughts!!!

From: Panthers fan from Finland

Jani - Kuopio, Finland
- Richard

I am not a Panther fan, actually you just pretty much just single handedly beat my favorite team the Bruins the other night. I am however a huge hockey fan and a fan of yours. My daughter just started playing in a mites division and my biggest fear is what unfortunetly happened to you last night. They are not required to wear neck proctection, but my daughter will be wearing it now. I hope that maybe you will push for this in youth hockey after you feel better as well. I just want you to know that I will be praying for you and your family and I hope to see you back out on the ice soon. God bless.

Josh Holloway - Jacksonville, Florida
HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER AND GET BACK SOON TO THE NHL AN GET SOME GOALS

HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER

Jonathon - brampton, Ontario
Richard,
Be strong and may God do a miraculous work during your recovery. I prayed the moment I heard about it.
Take Care,
Robert - Elburn, Illinois
Wishing you a fast and full recovery.

Chris - Winnipeg, Canada
hope you get well soon

jodhbir - abbotsford
Get well soon Richard.

Jason - Ottawa, Ontario
Richard,

I'm not going to beat around the bush; I am not a Florida Panthers fan Haha. But what happened to you shows what hockey players put on the line every night and your efforts go underappreciated. I hope you get better and I see you back on the ice soon!

Jason - Edmonton, Alberta
Richard,
All the best to you for a speedy recovery and return to the ice. We need you!! I'm sure your Panther family will do anything we can for you and for your family.

Mnoho š?astia!

Patsy and George Norton - Weston, Florida
Richard and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless and get better soon.

Heather - Seneca Falls, New York
Dear Richard you are one of my favourite slovak sportmans,all my family will be glad if you feel better

Jakub - Prague, Czech Republic
BEST OF LUCK TO YOU RICHARD AND YOUR FAMILY , HOPE YOU HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY,I WAS WATCHING THE GAME AND YOUR REACTION WAS UN BELIEVABLE, TO BE THAT BRAVE WHEN SOMETHING OF THIS NATURE OCCURS , MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU .

JIM - NEW WATERFORD, NOVA SCOTIA
Great to hear you will make a full recovery from the devastating injury suffered in the Sabre game.
Looking forward to you returning to the ice and continuing your great season.

Mulholland - Haliburton
hey richard i im a buffalo sabres fan but i hope you feel better and you can play agin soon i was at the game when you got hurt and i was prying you would be ok and you are the best hockey player ever hope you fell better sinncerly noah harrick age 10

noah - brampton, Other --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Richard,

Wishing you all the best for a healthy recovery. You are an inspiration to instinctively get yourself to the bench in such traumatic circumstances.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark

Mark - Burlington
Being a loyal hockey fan,I am really concerned for any player that gets a serious injury, but this was really scary. Just hope that a full recovery takes place with the confidence for a great guy to continue your career. Speedy recovery. God be with you and your family.

Larry - Winnipeg, Oregon
My thoughts and prayers are with you. As a long-time hockey fan you never want to see this sort of thing happen to anyone. I am sure hockey fans all over share my sentiment. Wishing you a speedy recovery from this Penguins fan!! God Bless!

Carol - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dear Richard,

I am a big fan of yours dating back to your time with Montreal. I saw the accident on TV and my daughter saw my reaction and how upset I was. She is only 2 1/2, but wants you to feel better as soon as possible.

I would like to wish all the best for a quick recovery. Our family's thoughts are with you,

Love,
Sydney Ella Cordes - Thornhill, Ontario
Richard

Our families thoughts and prayers are with you for a full and speedy recovery.

Bill - Winchester, Virgina
Hey buddy... hang in there chief. Everyone in Boston including myself wishes you the best. We love ya man! You are a 6th man on our team. Get well soon.

Jon - Boston, Massachusetts
Get well soon!

Mike - Ottawa, Ontario
Richard,

My wife and I are Orthodox Christians and we are praying for your safe and speedy recovery. I am a Thrashers fan but I hope to see you soon on the ice against us.

Timothy - Columbus, Georgia
Hope for a fast recovery, been a fan since your days in Montreal. Get well soon and our best wishes.

Anthony, Theresa, Stephane and Lionel

Lionel - Meteghan, Nova Scotia
As you rest and heal, know that you are thought of warmly and wished a quick recovery.

Feel better Richard.

xox

Mary - Montreal, Quebec
My 6 year old son and I follow the Panthers even when we are not in Florida. We attended our first game at the BankAtlantic Center last month. We were saddened by your injury yesterday and we will pray for you and your family. We are attending the March 27 game and hope you can play by then.

douglas - jupiter, Florida
hey Zednik i hope you feel well i am a Toronto Maple leafs fan you are a amazing player i know you and your team beat Toronto 8-0 and i know you got a amazing HAT-TRICK
i hope you feel well

hope you better sincerly,

akash - brampton, Ontario
Clint Malarchuk is now a coach for Columbus, so Blue Jackets fans know through him how scary this kind of thing can be. Good luck, Richard. Get well soon. Best wishes to your family.

Jeff - Columbus, Ohio
My hopes and prayers go out to Mr. Zednik and his family

George - Oshawa, Canada
I saw the clip and it was awful. Get well Richard, you are an awesome player!

Melissa - Toronto, Ontario
Richard, we were at the game last night and are very glad that you are doning ok. What a smart desision to go to the bench. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Shannon - Port Colborne,
Get better soon Richard!

Jeff - Los Angeles, California
So glad to hear that you're doing okay. Get well soon and get back on the ice. Don't score too many against my Habs though. ;)

Dale - Hanmer, Ontario
Here's a get well soon for ya from back in the province of Québec. News says you're condition is stable, which is a huge relief to all the household here, and I along with my family wish you the best recovery and hope to see you in action again in the near future. Our thoughts are with you.

Nicholas - Trois-Rivières, Quebec
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Hope you get well soon. I am looking forward to seeing you back on the ice.

Scott - Edmonton, Alberta
Saw the game last night and glad to hear the surgery went well. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

BETH - PORTLAND, Maine
get well soon richard zednik

chris - east brunswick, New Jersey
Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!
Heal fast, get well soon!

Frank - San Francisco, California
Get well. Very good decision to skate to the bench.

Pasi - Espoo
Richard,
Good Luck in your recovery. You are on the minds of every single sabres fan.

Rick - Williamsville, New York
Hey Richard

My family and I will be keeping you in our prayers. Lord knows you're a tough bird. We loved you here as a capital. Oh, really we love you as a panther, too, even when you been a pain for us defensively. Stay well and getting better off the ice. You do fine on it.

Bernie - Reston, Virgina
Hey Rich

Still think about you playing here in Montreal and the passion you brought to the team. I hope with all my heart that your back on the ice where you belong soon, but more importantly that you're with your safe and your family has you to hold.

all the best

Pat - Montreal, Quebec
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Zed.
Hope you'll be out soon!

Ken - Washington, District of Columbia
Get well soon Zed! I always likes you as a player!!! I am a big Habs fan and you used to be awesome there! Still are today!

Antonin - Montague, PE Canada
get well soon richard zednik

chris - east brunswick, New Jersey
Best wishes to you for a full and fast recovery. I'm a Penguins fan, but I look forward to seeing you back on the ice celebrating your next goal. And if it's against the Flyers, that would be even better. Make it a hat trick!

M J - Norwalk, Ohio
I just felt my stomach drop, and my heart was racing. I felt as if that was my own brother! Nothing was more relieving than to hear the update from Steve Goldstein saying that you were in "stable condition." My best wishes to a steady recovery Richard!

Christian - Coral Springs, Florida
Get well soon! And then come back to D.C. We miss you!

Katie - Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
"Hurry up" & get well! Best wishes for a quick recovery!

Deborah - Cooper City, Florida
Get well soon, Richard!!

Cam - Vancouver, British Columbia
Hi, I heard about your injury and just wanted to wish you and your family well in this difficult time.

Sharon - Seattle, Washington
Everyone is a Panthers fan today. Get well soon, Zed. The whole hockey world is ready for you to come back and light up the ice again soon.

David - New York, New York
Richard you are a great athlete but last night you were the bravest. Get well and hope you are back on the ice soon.

Judy - Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Richard:

Get well soon. My family has liked you ever since you came to the Panthers. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hopefully you will return to the ice soon, but it is more important to get better and healthy, both physically and mentally. We are all behind you in this.

The Glunt family
Season ticket holders since '96

Terrance - Deerfield Beach, Florida
Get well soon, Richard! I am so very thankful that you are a smart, heads up guy under pressure. God bless you and yours.

Nicole - Nashville, Tenessee
To the Zednik family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of need. Wishing you a speedy recovery and healthy return.

The Levine Family - Sunrise, Florida
I am a hockey fan not only for the MN Wild but for NHL hockey in general.
So as a fan of hockey I would like to wish you a speedy recovery from this absolutely freakish accident. I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

I certainly hope to see you back on the ice soon.

Godspeed & best wishes.

Dave 'Big Dawg' Finley - Shoreview, Minnesota
MN Wild STH

Richard,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Get well soon!

Steve - Buffalo, New York
Dear Richard,

I wish you all the best in your recovery, I guess you had a lot of angels on your side. I was shocked to see the incident here in the Netherlands, but I'm very happy to hear you are doing fine.

Get well soon! All the best,

Mattijs Grummel - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Richard, from a Penguins fan. My thoughts go out to you and your family. I want to wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. Hope to see you back out on the ice soon.

Don - Geneva, New York
Richard and his family our thoughts are with you

Dana - Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Hey Richard, after watching the incident on TV I am very relieved to hear that you had successful surgery and that you are improving. It was a scary moment and my heart goes out to your courage and bravery as I can't imagine what you have had to go through.

Get Well Richard, you are a huge part to the Panthers team and organization and I hope to see you back in a Panthers uniform soon!

Justin - Sault Ste. Marie
Get better soon ZED!!!
The folks up here in Washington Capitals country all wish you well.

Pete - Fairfax, Virgina
Get back on your feet soon. As much as I hate to say it, it will be good to see you potting important goals against my Bruins again....the sooner the better! I was watching the BUF/FLA game last night when it happened, I was to say the least scared for you...kudos to you on not just staying down on the ice and getting to the trainers ASAP

All the best for a speedy recovery.

Jim Mulligan - Cranston, Rhode Island
heres to speedy recovery, all the best from Scotland

Roy Urey - Edinburgh, Scotland
Get well, Richard! I'm glad to hear you're doing alright. I wish you a very quick recovery, and I hope to see you back in the game soon. My thoughts are with you, your family and your teammates... all the best! <3

Nidal - Ottawa, Ontario
I hope to see you back on the ice soon.

Accidents like yours teaches us that life fragile and puts the game hockey into a new perspective.
Winning is not everything.....the well-being of the players always comes first.

- Tom

Tom Bisgård - Aalborg
Hi my name is Anna Welch im 14 and im a Dallas stars fan.
I was so woried about you when I heard about what happened. But all I could do was pray for you and your family. I was so glad to hear you were ok and doing well. I just wish their was more I could do for you. I have been praying for you since I heard about what happened. I told everybody I know to pray for you. I am homeschooled by my mom. So every break I got from school I checked the NHL.com for more info on your story. I don't really know what to say to you, but im very very glad you are ok. And God was watching over you that night. At times like that we need to just put it in Gods hands. People say I can't make a difference, but if you read this and it makes you smile that's a BIG deal to me. God bless you.

Anna - Greenville, Texas --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
That looked bad, but I'm glad you're okay. Get better soon, Florida Panthers needs you! Greetings from Finland, all the best for you!

Maria - Tampere, Finland
Good luck on your recovery and i hope to see you back on the ice soon.

Kurt - Edmonton, Alberta
Richard,

I saw the accident last night while watching the game on TV. Your courage and perserverance was inspirational to me. My heart just sunk when I saw what happened.

As a loyal Panther fan for 7 years, my family and I want to wish a speedy recovery. You and your family are in our prayers.

Get well quick and get back on the ice quickly ... God Speed!

Jeffrey - Weston, Florida
To Richard & his Family,
All the best, take it easy.

From Steve, Jane Jessica Rebekah & Kerry - Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Get well soon. Our families prayers are with you and your family

Best Regards,
Yuri - Edmonton, Alberta
Richard,

You can pull through, hockey players are the toughest individuals you will ever come across. Being some of the strongest people you know they also are encountered with some very serious implications. Get better and everyone wishes you the best.

Chris - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jacob - Boise, Idaho
Get well soon - we are all thinking of you and hope you have a speedy recovery.

Aaron - Strathroy
Hang in there Mr. Zednick you are a great player all your life and your team needs you just as much as the NHL needs you. You will get out of this injure and come back with a great game when you are fully healthy...THe fans and your team will miss you while you are on the IR but when you come back it will be great and you will get a t east 3 points that game

Robert - St. Catharines, Ontario
My thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery Richard.
Hope too see you back out there real soon!

joe - toronto, Ontario
I have been a fan of yours since you were with the Washington Capitals, in fact you were my favorite player! Can't wait to see you on the ice again! Best wishes to a speedy recovery!

Jenny - Hanover, Pennsylvania
Wishin the best for ya. Good luck in your recovery.

Richard - Deerfield Beach, Florida
Richard

Just wanting to wish you a speedy recovery... hang in there. All the best to the family and hopefully we'll see you back on the ice soon...

The Stracey Family - Los GAtos, California
I watched in horror on television. I have played hockey my entire life and you always pretend like that type of thing can't happen. You put it in the back of your mind and cross your fingers that it wont happen. I was glad to here that you are in good condition. I look forward to seeing you back on the ice. Good Luck, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Thanks
John - Buffalo, New York
I am so happy you were surrounded by the professional people that you needed in your moment of disaster. Get well and hopefully when you come to Toronto you can kick some LEAF BUTT!

Dale - Toronto, Ontario
Get Well Richard! Everyone's thinking of you!

Bruce - Glace Bay, Canada
Richard --

As fans we sometimes take for granted that the superior skills professionals exhibit on the ice are the talents honed by men...flesh and blood human beings and in your case, men with tremendous guts and resolve.

Wishing you the very best for a speedy recovery.

H. Aslan - Orlando, Florida
Habs fan here....A brutal and sickening accident to see on the tube. Get well soon Zed. Hope to see you on the ice real soon. Our prayers are with you and your family.

John - Brantford, Canada
I just want to wish you the best of luck in your recovery. You are a great player, but an even better person and someone like you needs to be around the game of hockey for many more years to come. Everyone in New Jersey and Philadelphia is pulling for you. Please get well sooon!

Jeremy - Voorhees, New Jersey
Richard,

I was happy to see that you are doing well after surgery. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'll be rooting for you now and when you return to the ice.

Stella - Wimberley, Texas
My payers are with you and your family.
Get well soon.

Bruno - montreal, Quebec
Get well soon #20

Dustin - Kelowna
Zeddy,

I wish you the speediest of recoveries. Watching you play in DC and now in Florida, I have been constantly impressed with your play, especially of late. I hope your recovery is quick and can't wait to see you back on the ice soon!

Shari L. May - Alexandria, Virgina
Our prayers are with you and your family during your recovery.

Rhonda - Toronto, Ontario
God Bless you and your family!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was remarkable to see your presence of mind to get to the bench after the inital contact. I can't imagine what was going through your mind, but I am so glad you are alright and appear to be well on your way to making a full recovery! I know you're in good hands at Buffalo General. They have great people there. Hope to see you back on the ice soon doing what you love!!

God Bless you!

Ed & Susan - Buffalo, New York
So happy to hear that your surgery was a success! We know you will be back on your feet again soon. Everyone in Buffalo is wishing you a speedy recovery!

Laura - Buffalo, New York
I really hope you get better soon Richard I will prey for you
and see you when you get back on the ice

gary - calgary, alberta
All the best, get well soon and continue your great streak.

Mika - Lappeenranta, Finland
hey my friend get well soon!!! you were a good player when you were here and keep up the spirits as you will recover as it will be a healing process. again good luck to you.

charles - montreal, quebec
I am so sorry to see this happen to you. You are such a huge part of the entire Panthers' organization. I've been hockey practically my whole life, and playing it since I was little kid, and have never seen or heard of anything like this in my life. I really hope you can fight through this, and your family and friends can be there for you and support you in this trying time. Get better Richard, I wanna see you back out on the ice soon, playing the game you love soo much!

Jason - Fort. Lauderdale/Gainesville, Florida
Good luck in your recovery Richard and hopefully you will be back soon, ALL hockey fans wish you a speedy recovery and nothing but the best. Richard Zednik is why hockey players are some of the toughest guys in the world. God Bless Richard!!

Andy - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
You are in my prayers. Get well soon!!!!

Jackie - West Palm Beach, Florida
ZEDs I absolutely wish you and your family the BEST!!!!! You have been one of my favorites since you've been here. I admire your demeanor and your interviews show you to be a standup, humble and character human being.
I WISH YOU A FAST AND SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY AND HOPE TO SEE YOU LIGHTING UP FOR THE CATS SOONER, RATHER THEN LATER!!!!

HAVE A SPEEDY RECOVERY!!!!!!! AND BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!!!

The best,
Harvey - Juoiter, Florida
I just moved to Ohio a couple of months ago but have been an AVID Panthers fan since 1996. I cannot watch the games up here, but my parents call me during each game to keep me updated on the score, etc. When my Mom called me yesterday to tell me what happened, I got a lump in my throat. I am so glad to hear that you are doing ok and that you are resting. I know that you will be back on your skates again soon. I pray for you and your family and I hope you have a speedy recovery!!!

Deanna - Columbus, Ohio
#53's brother here Richard, all the best on a very speedy recovery and best of wishes to you and your family and a quick return to the game....God bless.

Kevin - Vancouver Island.
It took a lot of guts to get over to that bench - we're all glad you did. Get well and good luck on your return.

Charles - Ottawa, Ontario
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Richard Zednik and his family. Praying that you have a speedy recovery. Get Well Soon.

Tsikis Family - Brooklyn, New York
Glad to hear your stable and recovering comfortably, I'm not sure what else to say... Just know that you've got every hockey fan in the world thinking about you today and we're all wishing you well.

Daniel

Daniel - Toronto, Ontario
Richard,

Get well soon. Everyone from the Valley Forge Freedom hockey team wishes you the speediest recovery and hope that you'll be back on the ice again trying to help your Panthers into the playoffs.

Hockey is like a family, and it's always upsetting to see a family member get hurt, but we know that with your perseverance you will be back out there again in no time!

Best of luck in your recovery from all of your hockey brethren!

Jerry Savage
Operations Director
Valley Forge Freedom
Mid-Atlantic Hockey League
All the best to you and your family, sir...all of western New York and south Florida are rooting for you.

Matt - Buffalo, New York
I want to say Thank You for playing your heart out for the Panthers and keeping us in the play off race. I am praying for you to have a full and rapid recovery. May God's Presence cover you and your family and His Peace follow you all the days of your life.....................

Joan - Lake Worth, Florida
Hey Richard. I don't know if you are going to end up reading this or not, but I am an incredibly huge fan of the Panthers, and I have season tickets. I sit in the 7th row in section 133. Maybe you'll see me sometime when you're out on the ice. I was watching the game and I was utterly shocked. Me and the rest of my family are praying for you.
Get well soon, we really need you out there helping out the team. You're a trooper.

Sincerely,
Jeff L.

Jeff - Boca Raton, Florida
Our thoughts and prayers are with you... You'll be back on the ice in no time!

Ian - Boston, Massachusetts
Our prayers are with you and hope that you make a full recovery. We look forward to seeing you on the ice again when we catch our next games at the BAC.

Best wishes

Pat and Tres - Indiantown, Florida
I was watching the game, and did not know the severity of it until they showed you skating to the bench by yourself. I thought what strenght this guy has. I said a prayer immediately that the team doctors and medical staff the the arena would save your life. When they announced you were in stable condition going to Buffalo General I said another prayer for your speedy recovery. God Bless.

Pat Herbst - Buffalo, NY

Wishing you a speedy recovery! Get well soon!

Dylan, Kim, Ray, Devin. - Cooper City, Florida
Get well soon! Penguins' fans thoughts are with you and your family!

Matt - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hi Richard,
Our family continues to keep you in our prayers. Hope you are feeling better soon. We have been fans since your days at the Portland Winterhawks.

From all of your Portland Fans, "Get Well Soon"

Take Care.
Kat Adams - Portland, Oregon

Hope you recover soon from your injury. We will miss you in the southeast. Rest well and don't come back too soon, the Thrashers need some help getting to the playoffs!

Joel - Demorest, Georgia
Dear Z-Man; I have been a fan of yours since your days with the Washington Capitals and you were #44 then #20. I have both of your numbers on the same jersey. I hope to see you back on the ice sometime in the near future. Glad you are doing OK. Get well soon.

C - Stafford, Virgina
BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.

RUSS, LIZ, CHARLIE AND MARY KATE REINAGEL - Buffalo, New York
Hey Richard,

As a Habs fan living in Montreal & enjoying the "Z-man" playing some really great hockey while playing with the Montreal Canadiens ... get well soon with speedy recovery so you can get back on the ice and continue the good year you've been having with the Florida Panthers!

Carlo Rizzo - Montreal, Quebec
Get better soon, the NHL wont be the same without you!

Mikael - Gothenburg
Best wishes to you and your family, and hope to see ya back on the ice soon.

Doug - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hey Richard,

My thoughts are with you, I wish you all the best, hope you are well...get better and back on the ice soon.

Taylor - Toronto, Ontario
Richard ~

All hockey players & fans in Buffalo are pulling for you to get well. I can't wait to see you on the ice again.

Tom - Buffalo, New York
Just wanted to say that my thoughts are with you and your family at this time. As much as you'll be missed on the ice, Ollie Jokinen said it best when he said there are more important things than hockey. I'm glad the news coming from the team is positive, and wish you a speedy recovery and nothing but the best.

Regards,
Rod Macedo - Miami, Florida

Best wishes to you and your family, and hope to see ya back on the ice soon.

Doug - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
As a life long Panther fan I’m glad to hear you’re in stable condition. My thoughts and prayers, along with I’m sure every hockey fans, are with you and your family. Best wishes for a speedy recovery

ed - miami, Florida
Best wishes for a swift and full recovery, and my thoughts are with you and your family as you get better.

Lynette - Troy, Ohio
Sabres fan rooting for one Panther!
We were deeply sadened and very worried about your condition. We felt the same as the rest of the players on both teams, that it was O.K. to canceal the rest of the game.
We are very glad to hear you are doing much better, and will be praying for you and your family.

jim & shawn - Henrietta, New York

Glad to read that you’re in stable condition and on your way to recovery.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
You’ll be missed at up coming games.

Wishing you all the best,
Anna, David and Josephine Hunt - Delray Beach, Florida
GO CATS!!!

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