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Messages To Richard IV

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

Everyone in South Florida is wishing you a speedy recovery. You and your family are in everyone's thoughts.


Trish - Miami, Florida
Zeddy,
heal fast and I'm so glad to hear you're going to be OK. Keep fighting man. I was a huge fan of yours when you were a Hab and I still am. I miss seeing you in red/white/blue. Keep strong and come back soon. I wish you all the best and will keep you in our prayers.
Greg

Greg - New Maryland, New Brunswick
Hi. I'd like to say Richard. I like him like hockey player. And I hope he will be all right soon. Thanks. Good luck.

Andrew - Detva, Slovakia
Richard,
That was very Scary Accident you had. I hope you are doing better now. I hope that you have a full recovery from this. Get Well Soon.

Scott Liddell - Palmetto Bay, Florida
Richard,

Wishing you a speedy recovery! Looking forward to your return to the ice ! Our family is wishing you and your family all the best!

Kyle Hebron - Pembroke Pines, Florida
Wishing a speedy recovery to Florida Panthers player Richard Zednik. I have always had respect for you and the way you play the game. We will keep you and your family in our prayers during your time in the hospital and your recovery. Get Well Soon!!!!!!

The Sciullo's - Pittsburgh, PA
All the best to you Richard.Get well soon.I wish you a speedy recovery.

Levon - montreal, quebec
Get well soon , Richard. You are brave. My prayers to you.

Gary - North Vancouver, Canada
Best prayers to you, your family, your team-mates, and all extended families. Your strength through this will inspire many others, and you will encourage so many people that you will never know. We will be watching for you back on the ice!

Connie - North Augusta, Canada
I, as well as anyone who has ever played hockey, send best wishes and would like to let you know you are in our thoughts.

get well soon richard!
Michael - New York, New York
Get well Richard.

Mike - New York
Richard,my family is praying for your speedy recovery and ask that there is comfort for you and your family. Good luck and god bless.

Steve - Carrolltown, Pennsylvania
Hey Richard,
get better! keep putting up those good numbers too! I always trade for you in video games. Hope you feel ok!!

Parker - Laguna Hills, California
Richard,

I wish you a speedy recovery and stop by the broadcast booth frequently to let us know how you are doing.

Bill - West Palm Beach, Florida
Richard, all Leafs fans send you nothing but the best for your recovery, and I personally hope you know that fans and supporters of the game know have no quit in you! Get well soon, you have many people in your corner, not to mention your family who love you so much!

Mari - Toronto, Ontario
Dear Richard,

What a scary moment! I'm so glad that you were able to get treatment quickly. Hopefully hockey coaches will use this as a teaching moment for young hockey players. We all understand how dangerous your job is, and if anyone didn't think so before, they certainly know now.

I hope that your recovery is quick and that you don't have any lasting problems from this terrible injury. Your work is appreciated by your fans and I hope to see you playing again soon. Blessings and Peace to you and your family.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Andrea Ange - Sandown, New Hampshire USA
That was so scary. I'm so glad that the surgery went well and you are now resting. Just relax and keep resting and I'm sure you will be back on the ice in no time. You deserve a hug. Get well soon!

Natalie - Buffalo, New York
You and your family are in our hearts and prayers...best wishes for a speedy recovery...take care of yourself.

The fans in 424 - pembroke pines, Florida

Richard. From a Methodist University student, I hope for a speedy recovery for you after the surgery. My thoughts are with you and I hope see you again in Carolina really soon. Take care.

Jameson - Burlington, North Carolina
That was so scary. I'm so glad that the surgery went well and you are now resting. Just relax and keep resting and I'm sure you will be back on the ice in no time. You deserve a hug. Get well soon!

Natalie - Buffalo, New York

Richie,One of the scariest game I watched in my lifetime.Your instinct served you well to get of the ice and get help right away.Hope you recover as soon as possible.Hope is wasn't painfull as it looked in TV.
Thoughts and Prayers are with you and family.
P.S. As far as Panther hockey,You should wear the cape for the rest of this season!

Jose - Coconut Creek, Florida
Richard, entire hockey community is praying for you and wishing you a quick recovery. Get well soon a vela sily do skoreho uzdravenia!

Michal - Eagan, Minnesota Drzime Ti palce.
Richard,

As a Buffalo Sabres fan who has seen this type of thing before, I was in shock to see it happen again on Buffalo ice. I am overjoyed to hear that your surgery was successful, and I wish you a speedy recovery and return to the game.

Jim - Webster, New York
Zed,

I'm a Caps fan and enjoyed watching you skate during your two tours here. I wish you could have stayed longer this last time around. Now, of course, as much as I like you, I've got to cheer against you because the Panthers are in a real dogfight with the Caps and you're always a threat! :) Anyway, I was very sorry to hear about your accident. I'm glad you're doing OK. I wish you the best. I hope you recover quickly and get back on the ice -- but, take it easy on the Caps, eh? :) Take care.

Roland - Gambrills, Maryland
I am your fan

Alex Mrtin - Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Slovakia
We wish you good health and soon comeback on the ice .... your fans from Bratislava !!!!

Roman - Bratislava, Slovakia
Hy Richerd I hope that you will be all right soon and you will score more goals than ever...I am sure that everyone want to see you on the ice as soon as possible.
Ve?a š?astia,skoro sa uzdrav a na MS to vsetkym ukazes!!

Martin - Nitra,Slovakia


Godspeed Richard....keep the faith!!!!!
Our thoughts are with you......

Brande & Bella - Buffalo, New York
I know you will get thru this,you are a hockey player! I believe every Buffalo fan along with myself are rooting for a full recovery and return to the ice to pester my Buffalo Sabres. Unfortunatly only an incident such as this reminds the fans and players that it is only a game,and there are human beings with feelings and families, playing this great game. Very soon you will be home and resting in the warm weather of Florida instead of the icy weather of New York state! My deepest regards and best wishes for a warm, healthy and speedy recovery.

Steve Fedorko - Syracuse, New York USA
We are both praying for your speedy recovery so that you can return to the Panthers and continue playing with such passion. Our prayers go out to your family as well. We enjoy watching you play and pray for a complete rcovery. Your fans,

Peggy and Bud - Pembroke Pines, Florida
Richard,

You are a warrior in the truest sense of the word. I've been following all the stories as much as I can, and I'm so glad to hear you're doing well after the surgery. As a season seat holder, I can't wait until you are able to make your return, as my cheers for you will be amongst the loudest. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Get well soon buddy!

Andrew - Wellington, Florida
Hey Richard...

I heard about your unfortunate incident. I am a federal law enforcement agent who recently was involved in a life-threatening incident. Let me be the first to say that you are still alive and it was not your time to go. You have a long life ahead of you, so live it well.

I'm sure we'll see you back on the ice real soon, and things will be back to normal. Be safe, and get well soon.

Adam Bruzzese. - Rockaway Park, New York
I am so glad that everything is ok and wish you a speedy recovery. Hockey players are the greatest and when someone goes down like that we all rally around them. Good Luck Richard and looking forward to seeing you back on the ice very soon.

Ken - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
All the best to you and your family and a quick and healthy recovery Richard!! All the people of WNY and fellow hockey players will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Sean - Buffalo, New York
Hey Zed,

I Just wanted to say that I hope you're doing well. Once a Hab, always a Hab, and I'm sure the whole city is pulling for you here.

Scott - Montreal, Other Canada
Get healthy & take your time. We need you on the ice for a playoff push, but family is #1 & you need to take care of them first. We've got you covered on the ice, even though you were on fire. God Bless.

Brian - Davie, Florida
Richard, slovak hockey fans think about you and we hope that you can get back on the ice quickly.

Monika - Slovakia, Bratislava

I am glad to hear that you are doing well and will be able to recover from an unfortunate accident yesterday! No matter what team you play for, an accident like this with the possibility of it being much worse really makes all of us hockey fans forget our favorite teams. From a Hurricanes fan, I wish you and your family the best and hope to see you back on the ice very soon!!

Also, may your teammates get through this shocking accident with positive thoughts of you doing better!!!

Brentt S. Walker -Clayton, NC

All the best Richard, we're praying for a speedy recovery for you.

Shaun - Calgary, Canada
Richard,

I was at the game last night and have never been so scared in my life. You were very smart in skating to the bench for help as quickly as you did, it probably saved your life.

Please know that i wish you a speedy and healthy recovery and look forward to seeing you on the ice very soon.

Kathy - buffalo, New York

Richard, from the fans in Buffalo, and my family in particular. May you recover with speed and may you family gain stegnth from this unfortunate event. And upon your next trip to Buffalo, we owe you another standing ovation!

Get well soon.
Brian - Buffalo, New York
In this game we love called hockey, unfortunate accidents happen. God speed with your recovery to the game you love. Best Wishes from Toronto

Tim - Toronto, Ontario
Hope you get well soon. Buffalo wishes you all the best.

Eric - Buffalo, New York
Richard

The whole hockey world is hoping you recover quickly and can get back on their for a playoff push. You never want to see anything like this happen to any player, even though I am a Canucks fan. Especially since it seemed you were starting to play some great hockey in the past week and a bit.

My best wishes are to you are your family during this time, all the best during your recovery.

Cheers,
Josh Duncan -- Vancouver, BC, Canada

Zeds, you are in the thoughts and prayers of every fan of the NHL. Get well soon.

Steve - Vestal, New York
her Richard I'm glad you got through your surgery secsessful!! I wish the best for you and your family. Hope you get back on the ice so you can rock your opponets!!!

From your number 1 fan.

Chase - Suffern, New York
My Dad, who is a Sabres fan, and I were watching the game and we are so thrilled and relieved to hear you will be OK. Our thoughts are with you and we look forward to seeing you back on the ice soon!

Sally - Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Get well soon Risko,every fan in Slovakia is praying for you...

Martin - Nitra, Slovakia

Zed - just get better. Heal quick. Our hearts and prayers are with you!

Stephanie - Washington, District of Columbia
HEY ZED,

CAPITALS FANS HAVENT FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU. WE ALL WISH YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY! BEST OF LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WHILE HEALING FROM THIS TERRIBLE INCIDENT. HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE ICE IN THE NEAR FUTURE!

ZACH- FREDERICK, MARYLAND
BEN - FREDERICK, Maryland
I am a Sabres Fan but that doesn't matter at a time like this, I am sure I speak for all hockey fans when I say our thought and prayers are with you and your family. Get Well Soon!

Heath - Brockport, New York

Just the best wishes and hopes for you and your family from an austrian hockey fan!
Get well again soon and take care!!

Flo - Salzburg, Austria
I am your fan full family are fans

Alex Mrtin - Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Slovakia
Richard,
I am a huge sabres fan here in ohio, and watch every game. I have always admired your skill, and the way you play......in fact, i have hoped the sabres would get you at the trade deadline a few times. I would just like to wish you a speedy recovery, and hope you return to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible. GET WELL SOON!!

Joe - youngstown, Ohio
Hang in there man. You are one heck of a trooper and all our thoughts in LA are with you!!

Kevin - Los Angeles, California
Richard, been a hockey fan forever and was at the game last night rooting for my Sabres. Have never witnessed so much silence. Very thankful and hoping for a speedy recovery. As bad as it was, great efforts were put forth for treatment.

Rick - Clarence, New York
At a time like this, there is no Eastern vs Western, no divisional rivals, no us vs them... we are all hockey fans; fans who love the sport and the men that play it. We hope that you will fully recover and are able to return to your home and be with your family. Take your time... hockey will always be here for you when you are ready to return. We look forward to your return to the ice.

The Draggoo Family - Anaheim, CA

I wish you well and a quick recovery. My prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends, your family and loved ones. Get better !!

Natasha - Edmonton, Canada
Was at the game last night, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, get well soon.

Tyler - Buffalo, New York
Thoughts and prayers to richard and family. go panthers!

Ned - pembroke pines, Florida
This is Millian from The BlueLine: Hockey Talk Radio in Las Vegas. We would like to wish you a quick recovery, and hope that you feel well soon.

Best Wishes,
Millian - Las Vegas, Nevada
Richard, I hope you are feeling much better when you recieve this message. God bless and protect you now and always. I hope you have a quick and speedy recovery and I always wish you the best of luck in the future. Jessica, I'm sure he is going to be just fine because Richard is both a fighter and a winner. God Bless You All and take care of each other.

Randy - St.John's NL, Canada
HUGE Zednik fan here. I was sad to see you leave my beloved Capitals for a 2nd time a year+ ago and I want to wish you best wishes to a speedy recovery!! This is coming from a former "Zed-head" night participant in your 1st or 2nd year in the league with the Capitals!! That night you scored a hat trick aganist the blased Red Wings and I was at the game. It was awesome!!! Even though you play for my Capitals rival now, I hope to see you in that Panthers jersey!!

GO ZED GO!!

Greg - Silver Spring, Maryland
Hi richard

Babyhood recovery I wish...

Jozef - slovakia, slovakia
Hey Rich get well soon Your fans from toronto

Chris - Toronto, Other Canada
Zed,

Loved watching you play for the CAPS in DC. Class act by the Panthers as well. We wish you all the best in a speedy recovery and hope to see you up and around soon.

Lou - Front Royal, Virgina
Richard,
Even tho I am not a Panthers fan its is still a scary incident. I wish you all the best in your recovery. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Jason - Calgary, Canada
Richard,
My thoughts are with you and your family for a speedy recovery. I was relieved to hear that you made it off the ice quickly and that the surgery was successful. I bet you'll be back on the ice and playing in no time!

Elizabeth - Huntington Beach, California
Hey Rich get well soon Your fans from toronto

Chris - Toronto, Other Canada
Best Wishes on a quick recovery.

Hockey fans from Columbus

Dawn & George - columbus, Ohio
Penguin fans hope you are back in action soon!

Jason - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hey Rich get well soon Your fans from toronto

Chris - Toronto, Ontario
Dear Richard,
Whole Bratislava wishes you quick recovery from your wounds and quick back to your family and back to your friends on the ICE.

Vladimir Bajan Governor- Bratislava, Slovakia

I'm so sorry this happened to you, it was very scary to see and I pray you make a full and very fast recovery. Good luck and take care of yourself! You will be in my thoughts and prayers and I will be following your recovery to see how you are doing!

Theresa - Germantown, Maryland

Richard,hope you will be fine soon.Whole slovakia is with you!We admire you and pray for your quick recover!

andrea - bratislava, slovakia
Rich,

I certainly hope that you will recover soon so you can continue to play the greatest sport. All Flyers Fans wish you well. No matter how much you want your team to win no one wants to ever see a player get injured like this. You are in our prayers.

John & Ellen Kramer - Quakertown, Pa.
(Home of the Quakertown H.S. "Panthers"

hello Richard, i am from slovakia...i will want your recovery..thanks you

Ondrej - Bratislava, Slovakia
i hope you be fit near i like your game

tim - Los Angeles, California
Suck it up i can hurt that bad Zedy. Im just joking hope you get back soon so you can get me some points in my draft.

Your bud Jayjay

Jay - Orlando, Florida
Get well Richard from all the Family here in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada !!!

Danny - Halifax, Canada
Take Care Richard. Hope to see you back on the ice soon. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Jeff - Alta Loma, California
Richard,

I was so relieved to hear that you were in stable condition and doing well after your surgery. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. On behalf of the Flyers fans, I hope you have a healthy & speedy recovery.

God Bless & stay strong!
Kelly - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Richard,
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, and we wish you a full and speedy recovery. You are a true Panther, a fighter and a pillar of strength. Panther fans couldn't be happier with what you have brought to this team. Stay strong, and we hope to see you soon.

Love,
Lori Snow - Deerfield Beach, Florida
Hey Zed I come to see you play whenever possible, even although I was a Caps fan I followed your career and came up to Montreal to cheer you on. You signed my Habs jersey last time you came to the Caps organization, and had pictures taken with me & my 2 girls. We always come to the visitor's bench in Washington and cheer for you & wish you the best, you've waved at us a few times, we LOVE that! and We can't wait till you're all better & back playing again.
Speedy recovery Zed! Lots of love & best wishes to you.
God Bless.

Allana - Wash DC
Richard,
I hope you will be soon al right and you will return on the ice. All of us from Banská Bystrica keep fingers crossed for you. You are a true Slovak and so we hope this "scratch" will not really harm you

Peter - Baska Bystrica, Slovakia
Richard,
We wish you fast recovery and see you soon on ice, Greetings from Slovak fans!

Mike - Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
Hi Riso
get better soon ,

same in Slovak language :
Richard cele Slovensko ti praje skore uzdravenie
a drzime ti palce.

Tomasko (4years old) , my lovely wife Janka and me Martin - Kosice, Slovakia
Dear Richard, Hope everything is well after that scary incident on the ice. Your quick thinking and determination of the training staff however, saved your life. I hope you have a speedy recovery and wish you and your family the best. My prayers are with you

Darian - Hialeah, Florida
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as your recover. All the best with your speedy recovery, and get well soon!

Mary - Buffalo, New York
Best of Luck Richard, been a big fan since your days in Montreal, been following your career ever since. I know you have it in you to recover fully from this injury!!

Get Well!!

Paul - New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Richard, I watched the video, wow! You are one of the bravest men on earth. I wold have freeked out and made things worse. I hope you will be back soon, if not this seasion but next. Get well soon Zeddy.

Andrew - Salmon Arm, BC
Get well man hope to see you on the ice when you guys play the rangers in a few weeks

Benjamin - Oswego, New York
I may be a Buffalo and Anaheim fan, but hockey is my life! I wish you the best recovery! As an upstate New Yorker, I can assure you that you are recieving the best treatment anywhere! My prayers and thoughts are always with you and your family! On behalf of the US Armed Forces, and the US Army, thank you for the entertainment and excitment that you and the entire NHL provide us, for those of us who do follow hockey! I know when I can back from Iraq during the lockout, I couldn't wait for it all to get started again! Since then, you guys always give me more reasons to do what I do, and fight for this nation! Best wishes, and I wish you a speedy recovery!

SGT Michael Borawski - Rochester, New York
US Army

Hope you are doing better. It sure was scary watching what happened to you. I run a Neurosurgery practice and knew the injury was serious. My husband Brian and I want you to know that you and your famiily are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you are able to return to the ice soon we will miss you!! You are an exciting player to watch. Gett well soon!!

Deborah - Sunrise, Florida
God Bless You!!!

Paul - Plainfield, Illinois
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Get well soon. God Bless

Greg - Grande Prairie, Alberta
Richard,
I believe in a mighty God, and I'm sure that he's the reason you are still with us. This was a very scary incident, and I'm so thankful that you are recovering. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Get well, and get back to the ice; the Panthers need you!
Rhyea - Atlanta, Georgia
Richard,

I wish you, your family and everyone else affected by this the very best. Watching something like this just makes me take a step back and realize how fragile life can be. After the incident, I was amazed at how courageous you were and how quickly you skated to the bench. Best of luck and I hope you have a speedy recovery. It's very satisfying to know that your surgery was successful.

Stephanie - Toronto, Ontario
Hello,

Get Well Soon. When this happened I was praying for you at first it was very terrifying. I have NHL center ice and I was watching the game. I hope you are recovering good and
take it easy day by day. To you and your family I'll be saying a prayer each day when you come back. I know it's going to take time. Life is precious. Take care and I will be thinking of you everyday. To the Florida Panthers hockey team I wish all the best to every player.

Regards,

Eric Adrian - Rolling Meadows, Illinois
DRZ SA ...... :D
Get well buddy. I was watching the game and turned it just before the incident. I turned it back 1/2 hour later and when the ganme started and everyone seemed so sad and the arena was quiet. I remember when it happend to Clint Malarchuck 19 years old. Anyways, get lots of rest and hope to you see back healthy when your in town to play the Leafs again.

Keon - Toronto, Ontario
I hope you will recover soon. Best wishes from Sweden.

Jimmie - Karlsko
Get well Zednik, Panthers need ya. Sooo glad to see you are ok and recovering, looking forward to seeing you out there soon.

steve - Montreal, CANADA

Hey Zed,

I'm glad you're doing ok after seeing what happened. We all eat, sleep, and breathe hockey but when something like this happens, it puts the game into perspective and I'm really thankful you got to the bench as quickly as you did and had your medical staff help you in the time they did.

I hope for a very quick recovery and I can't wait to see you on the ice again.

Take care buddy, keep up that race for the playoffs!

-Ian Schmitz - Estherville, Iowa
St. James MN Hockey and Estherville IA Hockey

Never thought we'd see that freak accident a second time. You're strength got you to the bench and will get you through the rest. We're all praying for you and your family here in Buffalo. Hope to see you back on the ice soon!

Lynda & Dave - Buffalo, New York
Dear Richard,

I would just like to take this moment to wish you a speedy recovery and to let you know that your fans are thinking about you in this time of hardship. You are a great player and even though I am not a panthers fan, you will always be special to me because you were once a hab!!!! Take care and I hope to see you back on the ice scorign it up like you know how to!!!!

One of your fans,
Eileen Garrett - Montreal, Quebec
Champ,
I hope you're feeling well and get back on the ice very soon. Good luck, Brother.

Matt - Nashville, Tennessee
Zednik-

Hope you get well soon. We were watching the game and our hearts fell to our stomachs when we saw you get hurt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are an awesome player and extremely strong to be able to skate off the ice after such an injury. Much Respect.

Sincerely-
Johnny, Erica, Olin and Saralyn Poole
The Poole Family - Hiram, Georgia

Richard

God's speed. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Events like yours serve as a reminder to the courage, skill and generosity of others. It also serves as a reminder of the fragility of life. I hope you have a safe and speedy recovery.

Jamie Adams - Peterborough, Ontario

Hi Richard,

I saw what happened to you on TSN last night, its scary to see that happen to a hockey player. I really hope you feel better, take it easy buddy.

Chris Tremblay - Gatineau, Other Canada

i wish you good luck to come back soon and play great hockey just like you do the last games...

Rado - Brezno, Slovakia
Hey Richard,

Huge fan of yours here. Loved watching you here in Washington,DC. Hope you get well and get back on the ice very soon! My thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

Sincerly,
Tim Robinson - Sterling, Virgina
Richard
I think you are an amazing hockey player and I have always enjoyed your displays of skill, speed and toughness. I was proud of your bravery and awareness when you got hurt, and I look forward to seeing you back on the ice doing what you do best and entertaining all of us.
Best Wishes!

Brad - Milton, Ontario, Canada

We saw you play against the Bruins on Saturday night! I think you scored two goals!

My family is very sorry that something so tragic happen to you! They say you are resting after surgery! I hope you make a full recovery! We are very sorry that happened to you!

My son plays hockey, and I will make sure he always wears his neck guard! The NHL should start making the players wear neck guards, too!

Please take care and God bless you!

Kim Colasanti - Boston, Massachusetts
As with any sport there are always dangers present. You never like seeing another player hurt even when its a player from an opposing team. (sorry Hurricanes fan here LOL) But you are the perfect example of why NHL Hockey players are the toughest and most skilled atheletes in the world. I hope and pray for your quik recovery and look forward to seeing you on the ice when you guys take on my Hurricanes in our season finale. My families thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your teamates. Get well soon.

CJ - Greensboro, North Carolina
Get well Zed! Your Panthers fans from Finland!

Mogo - Vantaa, Finland
Hope all goes well with your recovery, and know that our prayers are with you and your family. It was a great pleasure to have been able to watch you grow when you played here in Portland, Oregon for the Portland Winter Hawks. Again take care and god speed.

Caring Fans,
Dave & Dawn Humphrys - Canby, Oregon
Richard,
It was very eerie, I had a game of my own last night and one of our guys thought he got cut in the neck but turned out fine. Afterward, lockerroom talk, we were talking about neck protection etc and about Clint Malarchuk (Sabres 89) and about how neck gear is mandatory in minor hockey in canada but not in the US hockey.
I got home and went online and saw this! I was shocked at the coincidence. I am so glad that you are fine and pray that you will be back very soon.
I should say that as a Toronto Maple Leaf fan i wasn't real thrilled with you last week with your fine hatrick! God bless you and be well.
Fr. Shnork Souin
Orthodox Priest-New jersey formerly from Toronto Canada

Fr. Shnork - Denville, New Jersey
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Watched the Sabres game last night and hoped for only the best outcome. Best wishes for a full recovery!!

Debbie - Binghamton, New York
Hey Richard,
I've just seen your accident and was shocked! Thank god that such kind of accidents are rare...
Best wishes and get well soon, and strenght and power for you and your family! Hope I will see you soon back in a panthers dress!
Best wishes, from a great german NHL and Pathers fan!
christoph

Christoph - Gütersloh, Germany
Hey Richard

It was so scarry to watch it on TV
I am really glad to hear you are doing better and we wish you all the best and a speedy recovery from Flames Country

Evelyne - Invermere , Canada
Hey Zed,

Hope everything goes well and that you get better soon. No one wants to see any player go through that and I hope for a fast recovery and that your back on the ice soon!!

My Prayers are with you.

Charles - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Get well soon, all of us in Buffalo are thinking of you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

Jessica - Buffalo, New York
All hockey supporters without any kind of discussion between colours pray for your recovery. Take the time it is necessary, hockey is just a little part of the life.

Mario - Barcelona, Spain
always know that the power of God to keep us protected is ever present;
and in prayer I claim for you the divine health and healing that god provides us;
be strong and know this truth; be not fearful, and return to the full quality of life that you so rightfully deserve,the livelihood of a productive and rewarding
NHL career,

And So It Is, AMEN

tim - seattle, Washington

Get well soon, Richard. God bless you! Your fans from Slovakia.

Dusan, Janka, Mato and Zuzka - Myjava, Slovakia
Get well and God Bless you from ALL Islander fans!!

Lou - Lake Grove, New York
Richard I have seen you play and you play with your heart so I dont think a neck hurt will keep you out of the game for very long. Get well soon. See you in the play off's

JOHN - Ottawa, CANADA
Hi Richard.
I am wishing all the best to you. Slovakian fans believe that you recover so far. You had several injuries during your carreer and you have been almost fighting against and You won that fight.
I hope that you will be soon back on ice and help panthers to reach play off or therefore you will join Slovak national team on World Chapmionchips

Good luck

Tom - Bratislava, Slovakia
Riso, I am with you!
Hope I see you soon back on the ice!

Jan - Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
Ciao Richard.....speedy recovery!!

Love and prayers from Slovakia.

Marek - Hontianske Nemce, Slovakia
GET WELL SOON. MY thoughts and prayers go out to and you're family.

Carrie - Highland, Michigan
Hello Richard i just want to say i hope all is well and im a fan of the bruins and also a fan of the game and i hope you to see you on the ice or just around your team soon.Get well soon.

james - waterville, Maine
From a HABS fan Zeddy... GET WELL ! We're thinking of you up here! We miss you. Get better quick buddy. Your team needs you!!

AJ - Montreal, Canada
Get well soon Zed! I hope to see you playing in the final stretch against the Caps!

RJ - Rockville, Maryland
Richard, I wish you good luck during your recovery and speedy comeback to panther's team.

Matuno93 - Pardubice, Czech Republic
Zed i hope you will be fine and get of it ok.

Steven - Bratislava, Slovakia
Please know that not only Florida Panther fans, but all hockey fans across the country are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We hope your recovery is quick and full so you can return to all that you love.

Lynn and Tom - Denville, New Jersey
Dear Richard Zednik,

This is a very scary incident that happened last night. From all my collegues and fans from Montréal, we wish you rest and the bes recovery ever. We remember you concussion in Montréal in the playoffs, and would also have wished that you had stayed here...

We hope to see you back on ice soon. We also hope it will help our favorite sport to change some rules about safety. I understand it is your game, but for the safety of those youngsters who plays and wishes to make living of Hockey. We shouldn't be near loosing our lives by playing a game, even if you make millions for it.....

Dear Jessica, as a woman, my heart just stopped thinking it woulb be my boyfriend, I imagine your concern. We have seen you in Montréal as well, and these incident must recall us on what is really important in life. As you are wealthy, it isn't only a job.... But a human being more than injured at sometimes, wherever he played.

As Montréal analyst, Norman Flynn's niece. I hope to see back soon, and never forget that here in Montréal we are true Hockey fans, and that might be why we are so hard with our players, but in some way, we understand what you put up for us.

Greetings

Anne-Marie Flynn - Montréal, Canada

Hope you get well soon!

Michael - Buffalo, New York
Dear Mr.Zednik and Family

I am glad to hear that you are ok and pray that you get better soon.
I hope that you watch your team play --- but please try not to scream when watching them win!! you will heal better and faster.
Besides you are a great player and cant wait to see you back on the ice.
I look forward to seeing you play the next time your in Toronto, regrettably that is not till until next year.

I would also like to send my wishes to your team members.
I watched the interviews after the game --- I am soooo happy that Mr.Jokinen stood up to the media the way he did. About time some one did.

GOODLUCK and GET WELL

Oh ya and no screaming Go Team Go ......

GET BETTER SOON

Thanks
Rob - Ajax, Canada
Aby si sa Riško necudoval ze ti tu ka?dý píiše po anglicky. Aj celé slovensko je otrasené tým ?o sa ti stalo. Tak ti prajem skoré uzdravenie a vrá? sa vo ve?kom štýle. Sna? to bude ?oskoro. Dufam ?e ?a pozdrav v sloven?iné potešil
S pozdravom Imo

Imo - Kralovce, Kosice, Slovakia
Hello mr. Zednik I'm from Slovakia. I and my father want to tell you fast healing, because Panthers without you are boring. If you want to write me a mail you have the adress on letterhead so we can talk in Slovkian language.
BYE!

Pavol - Bu?any, Slovakia
Dear Mr.Zednik and Family

I am glad to hear that you are ok and pray that you get better soon.
I hope that you watch your team play --- but please try not to scream when watching them win!! you will heal better and faster.
Besides you are a great player and cant wait to see you back on the ice.
I look forward to seeing you play the next time your in Toronto, regrettably that is not till until next year.

I would also like to send my wishes to your team members.
I watched the interviews after the game --- I am soooo happy that Mr.Jokinen stood up to the media the way he did. About time some one did.

GOODLUCK and GET WELL

Oh ya and no screaming Go Team Go ......

GET BETTER SOON

Thanks
Rob - Ajax, Other Canada
im really sorry for what had happened to you and i will be be praying for you and your family. Hope everything thing is going well for you and i pray you get well soon.

zach - Anaheim, California
Richard,

All best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Edward - Point Marion, Pennsylvania
Dear Richard:

Here is to a speedy recovery. My prayers are with you and your family.

Thanks for the hard work you give the team and fans every game.

Erika - Miami, Florida
Richard, my son and I are so glad you are doing well. He loves his hockey and I love watching him grow up playing it. We are Oilers fans, but more importantly hockey fans. All the players are important to the game and there safety is paramount. I know that neck guards are not cool, but I hope that the NHL demands their use. If everybody has to wear them, then everybody has the same cool factor.

Get well Richard, I hope to see you on the big screen soon again.

David and Justice - Edmonton, Alberta Canada

To Richard and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Richard, I hope you recover soon. To you wife and daughter. my prayers are with during this time. Richard, I hope you continue to improve and know that are in the thoughts of many hockey fans who admire you. God Bless

Anne - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Richard,
It's quite a scary thing to watch something like this happen to another person, even if you don't know them. I'm just thankful that you're going to be ok. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

p.s I promise I'm not mad at you for scoring a hat trick against my team last week and embarassing them.

Kirk McCarthy - Brantford, Canada
Hey Zeddy,

All of habs fans know how tough you are and that you get through this. I cut my teamates throat with my skate in practice when I was playing junior and got chills when I saw what happened to you. Very smart of you to get to the bench and off the ice. Here is to a speedy recovery.

P.S. I think that Saku misses you on the wing.....:)
Chris - Montreal, Quebec
To Richard, your family and the Panthers players -

My thoughts and prayers have been with all of you since the second the accident happened... Richard - I thank God for your strength to get you to the bench and save your life. Heal quickly and I hope to see you back home soon at the rink - so your Die Hard Panthers fans can give you and the other players the standing ovation you all deserve to feel our support, as you all recover from the accident.

Frances - Boca Raton, Florida
Hi Richard,
if you get this message just wanna tell you that you hero and we are so proud of you. And I am sure that you are going to be fine as soon as possible.
Ahoj Riso,
som rada ze tu je moznost napisat ti mail a verim tomu ze nie som prvá ani posledna ktora ti pise po slovensky ale ked som doma v Martine pozerala ten zaber co som videla, mi nabehli zimomriavky na tele, som rada ze momentalne spravy su take ze si stabilizovany, prajem skore uzdravenie a ty si silny chlap budes coskoro OK...
Take care and good luck
Bea
xxx
Beata - Martin, Other Slovakia
Glad to see you're doing better. Get well soon!

Bob - Hallandale, Florida
Richard, I am not a hockey fan, but I hope that you recover well from your injury. It was unbelievably scary to see what happened to you and I hope everything goes well, my thoughts and prayers are with you to make a full and successful recovery.

Joe - Charlotte, North Carolina
Best wishes on a quick recovery!

Mary - Venice, Florida
Richard,

I am thrilled to hear that your surgery was successful. We wish you a very speedy and healthy recovery. You are in our prayers.

Regards,

Stevens Family - Weston, Florida
I just need to say that you are unbelievable guy.
Everything good for you and for your family. Now and tomorrow.
Thanks for to being OK.

Katja - Tampere, Finland
Best wishes to you and your family. I hope you have a speedy recovery and are back to playing hockey soon. I'm sorry this has happened to you. A lot of people are pulling for you and your family and hoping you are better as soon as you can be.

Mary Jo - Crawfordville, USA
My thoughts go out to. What you just went throw must have been the scariest thing on earth. We are all lucky that you had the sense to skate off and grab your neck. I pray for a full and speedy recovery so that you can return to the game you love. You have a great heart!

Stephanie - Mississuga, Canada
Get well soon, Zed!!!. I'm not a Panthers fan, but I've seen you several times against the Bruins. I hope you recover quickly and get back on the ice.

Mark - West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Richard we hope that you feel better now

Evrybody from SLOVAKIA stay with you and we wish you

all the best as you recover

You are the greather figter of Panthers

RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO RISO

Tomas - Trencin, SLOVAKIA
Richard,

I, along with many other hockey fans I'm sure, were praying for you and your family during that very scary incident on Sunday. I know you will recover from this quickly and all the fans wish that for you. I will be a Richard Zednik fan from here on out! Again, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery from Blue Jackets Land. I will keep praying for you.

God bless,
Jessica - Columbus, Ohio
Dear Richard, We wish you get better quickly. We are thinking about you. You and your family must be strong. All our prayers go to you. God bless you. Daniela and Peter, from Kosice, Slovakia

Danka - Kosice, Slovakia
Best wishes from Sweden! Hope you'll recover fast and healthy so we can see our #1 back on the ice as soon as possible!

Oscar - Falkenberg, Sweden
I hope u will be fit as soon as its possible. We all in Slovakia wish u good luck. We are proud of you!

Erik - Košice, Slovakia
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Panthers at this time. The game of hockey is awesome. This reminds us fans that you guys are not invincible and really are just guys having a good time playing this sport. Good Luck and hurry back you have brought some excitment to the game as of late.....Can't wait to see you back on the ice.

Tammy - Statesville, North Carolina
Dear Richard,

I was at the game last night and my thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. I know that the folks at Buffalo General Hospital and the city of Buffalo are going to take the best care of you that we possibly can. Please stay strong.....

Tina Reece - Buffalo, NY

Zeddie:

I've been a big fan since your days in DC and even took a road trip to see you play in the playoffs in Montreal. I'm so glad you're going to be okay. Can't wait to see you back on the ice where you belong.

Deborah - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dear Richard,

I wish you the best of luck in your speedy recovery. The way you skate around the ice shows the passion and desire that every hockey player should play with, let alone the toughness you withhold. I look forward to watching you get back on the ice and continue do play with your heart on your sleeve.

Get well soon,
Billy LaVigne - Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Richard,

You are in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.
Hope you are back on the ice real soon!!

Always a Panther fan,
Linda Francey - Port St Lucie, Florida
My family and I want to wish you a speedy and healthy recovery. We are huge fans of hockey. We have season tickets to an American Hockey League, the Springfield Falcons. In the beginning of the season, a rookie BiSasillion was injured when his leg was skated over. It was a very frigthening thing to see. He is now recovering thanks to the awesome medical staff. We can only hope you are on your way to recovery. Please get well soon! Think happy thoughts. Our best wishes to you take care of yourself.

GET WELL
Maria and Brenda Midura - Springfield , Massachusetts
My heart goes out to you and your family and I hope that you have a speedy recovery and will be back on the ice soon. I'm happy to hear how well the training staffs for both teams responded and they should be applauded for their efforts. I'm glad to hear about your successful surgery and I hope that you recover quickly. If you do manage to make it back onto the ice again this season, I will do whatever I can to make sure that I watch the game and cheer you on.

Thomas - Newport Beach, California
Richard,
I used to follow you when I lived in Wash, DC and live now in South Fla. Best Wishes on a speedy recovery as we need your hot streak to continue our quest for the playoffs. And for gosh sakes---don't be dropping those gloves like you did a few games ago...we need you on the ice, not the penalty box.
Get well quick!

Mitch - Boynton Beach, Florida
You'll be back to push your team into the playoffs.

Graeme - Toronto, Canada
Hey Zednik! Me and my family are some of your biggest fans, and to see that devastating thing happen to you made my whole family cry. I sincerly hope that you feel better soon, and maybe even return to the ice one day. Me and my brothers said two extra prayers for you before I put them to bed last night. God Bless!

Jessica - Cape Coral, Florida
hi Richard , just want to say hope you get well very soon , that was a biggest shock that we all seen on hockey on tv . We are all thinking about you in Canada Nova Scotia ... God Bless & Take Care ...

MaryAnn - Dartmouth, Canada

Richard & Jessica

Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery to you and your family! God bless.

Ty - Cameron, Wisconsin

Zed-

Followed you here while you were a Cap and when I heard the news, I was in shock. I am relieved to here that you are improving and reecovering! My heart goes out to you and your family and the entire Panther organization. May you continue to recover and gain strength...

You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the DC area thats for sure.

Please get well soon!

Zed, Sorry to hear of your injury. Just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back on the ice soon. Wishing you and your family the best.

Todd Jones- Marion, Iowa
Richard, Hope to see you playing again soon. I've been a fan since first seeing you play and when you joined the Panthers this season i was very excited about the potential and help you would be bringing to the team. I play club hockey in Lake Worth and come to about 25 games a year in Ft Lauderdale. It won't be the same until you get back. Look forward to seeing you at the arena soon.

Charlie - Port St. Lucie, Florida USA
Dear Richard,

As an avid hockey fan, I have been fondly following your exploits ever since your days in Washington and Montreal. I have always thought that you were one of the most valuable players to whatever team you played for but also one of the most underrated. While most people do not acknowledge this, you are an offensive powerhouse all by yourself. To see this happen to you brought me close to tears. Any other player would have collapsed on the spot, but you were remarkably able to skate to the bench. I cannot find words to express my admiration for your strength and determination. Get well soon, my friend. Hope to see you back on your skates soon.

Sam and Pals, West Lafayette, Indiana.

i heard about what happened i hope everything goes ok and glad that ur still alive and hope u get better soon and my prayers are with you and your family hope to see you back on the ice soon your one of the great ones and brave ones

damien - Rochester Hills , Michigan
What a terrible accident! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery from Buford, Georgia -
The Perry's

Sarah - Buford, Georgia
Zed,
I hope you can recover with the same speed that I see you use game after game coming into the offensive zone cutting to the net with the puck. I have had the privledge of wacthing you from the 14 row blue line at the BA Center this season and have been so happy for your most recent sucesses after such a frustrating couple of months. Just to let you know that us true blue Panthers Fans wish you a quick and full recovery.

Russell, Lantana, Florida

I just want to wish you all the best. I hope everything will be fine in few days. And we will see you on ice again soon.

XXX

Martina - Malacky, OSlovakia
We loved to watch you play when you were here with the Capitals. It'll be a great day when you're back on the ice. Get well soon!

David - Washington, District of Columbia
Our thoughts are with you and your family. Best wishes for a quick recovery and return to good health. We are keeping you in our prayers.

Kris & Devyn - Wayne, New Jersey
Hey Richard!! Get better soon!! Your a fighter and i can't wait to see you back on the ice when your good and ready.

Blake - Tempe , Arizona

Get well Richard hope you return soon,wish a speedy recouvery. p.s wish you were still in Montreal.

LEO - cornerbrook, CANADAGE
Hey rich hope you recover soon and get back on the ice, I might not be a real big panther fan but nobody should have to go through what you had to.

mary - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Hi Richard,
we wish you all the best.Recover soon. And we wish you a lot of new games in NHL. You are perfect player! All the hockey fans from Slovakia are with you!

Lenka a Milos Brosovi - ?ilina, Slovakia
get better soon for your familly

mylene - moncton, canada
Get well soon, Rich! Im a slovak boy and I am a Slovak hockey Team fan, so get well soon and score a lot of Goals!

Tomas - Bruty, Slovakia
I'm a Sabres fan who was watching the game last night and can't even express how I felt when I saw what happened to you. I just wanted you to know that the Sabres community is all praying for you and your family and that you're in some of the best hands up there! Get well soon!

Danielle - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Richard get well and get Back to playing hockey Becase you the man from your number one fan from the portland winter hawks

Bret - wilsonville, Oregon
Dear Richard,
i wish you all the best in your recovery.Get well soon!!!

John - Miami, Florida
Hey Richard,

Take care get well. Can't wait to see you back on the ice. Our thoughts are with you up North.

Cheers,
Phil - Vancouver, Canada
I wish you to get well Richard.

Rado - Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
Dear Richard,

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family after your accident. After being in the stands in 1989 when Clint Malarchuck was cut, and also last night, it is the toughest thing to see in the game we all love.

From all of the fans in Buffalo, and around the world I wish you nothing but the best on a quick and healthy recovery, and look forward to hopefully being able to see you skate in the future.

Sincerely,
Ryan Francis - Buffalo, NY

Richard, I wish you recover soon. I hope I will see you soon playing hockey. Good luck!

Marek - Bratislava, Slovakia
Richard, you are an extraordinary hockey player and myself and my family send all of our wishes to you. We hope you have a full and speedy recovery.

Get well soon Richard!
Mitchell - Montreal, Canada
Richard,

My thoughts and prayers are with you! It was wonderful news to hear that you are doing well today! Get well soon!

Lisa - Flowery Branch, Georgia
Hope you recover and maintain a wonderful life.Life and family come first.Best wishes from my children and myself.
God bless!

The Wheelers - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Rest well Richard! We are thinking about you!

Christopher - Buffalo, New York
get well richard second time you scared me!!!!! last time was against the bruins during the playoffs!!!!!god was watching over you. yours leopold montreal

leopold - montreal, canada
I hope you recover very fast and will make us happy watching hockey! We wish you all the best Richard! Take your time to get back!

Peter - Bratislava, Slovakia
Richard and Family,
Best wishes for a speedy recovery! You are one tough Hockey player.
Get well soon!
Our prayers with you,

Alvarez Family - Joe, Kirs, Kate, Josh & Justin - Lithia, Florida
Get well, Richard Z! Prayers from the Jang family from BC, Canada.

John - Surrey, Canada
Hang in there man,Get better soon.

Devin - Ottawa, Canada
Richard:

I don't know how you managed to get to the bench but it was one of the biggest showings of bravery that I have ever seen. I may be a Rangers fan but I am now a Zednik fan as well. You sir, are da man!

Take care and heal fast!

Winston - Red Deer, Canada
That was one heck of an injury! Our family is so glad you are okay, and hope to see you back on the ice soon!
God bless the trainers and the doctors!
Take care!

Heather - Woodbridge, Virgina
Richard we hope that you feel better now

Evrybody from SLOVAKIA stay with you and we wish you

all the best as you recover

You are the greather fighter of Panthers

Tomas - Trencin, SLOVAKIA
Dear Richard, I wish you early heal and fast comeback on ice... I and also all Slovakia hope you will be OK soon. Good luck

Monika - Tren?ín, Slovakia
All the best to you Richard, all the fans of the NHL are pulling for you and your family, get well soon!

Devin - Victoria, Other Canada
Get well Zed, know that all your fans up here in Washington are thinking of you, and I know like me were all terrified by that horrible unlucky incident. Thank you for having the presence of mind to get to help so quick and prevent a much more terrible tradgedy. Heal up soon, we miss you!

Jason - Arlington, Virgina US
As a hockey fan , in all my life I have to admit i've never see anything like this and I'm truly happy to hear you are doing fairly well considering. I wish you the best of luck and congradulate you for your fast thinking of getting to the bench..........that decision may have save you life. Hope to see you back on your feet has soon as possible.

denise sudbury,ontario

denise - sudbury,ontario canada, Other
My husband and are both Sabres fans and were watching the game last night. We are still shocked over what happened.

You'll be in our thoughts and prayers. Hope you have a quick recovery.

Joy - Cranston, Rhode Island United States
Hockey is important. Life is more.

Thankfully you were able to keep the latter. May you recover the former too. But take all the time you need. I wish you a full and speedy recovery.

Best wishes,

Adrien - Villemoisson, Other France
We loved to watch you play when you were here with the Capitals. It'll be a great day when you're back on the ice. Get well soon!

David - Washington, District of Columbia
Hello thats me again Palo. I give you my e-mail, because i forgot-pelewi@azet.sk .

Pavol - Bu?any, Other Slovakia
Richard, please get well soon! Wish you all the best. Remember, that you are for many people in Slovakia more important then our president or the whole goverment. Please, DO NOT make such nasty things never again!

Stefan - Lucenec, Other Slovakia
Take care,man...

Mirec - Bratislava, Other Slovak Republic
As a hockey fan, putting partisan team affections aside, no one likes to see injuries like this. To Richard and his family, you are in my thoughts and prayers and I look forward to seeing you back in action on the ice.

Bob, Staten Island NY

Robert - Staten Island, New York USA
Richard,

I hope that all will OK and we will see you to play not only for Florida but also for Slovakia.

We wish you only the best!!!

Erik&family from Zavar

Erik - Zavar, Other Slovakia
Dear Richard we wish you in last time back to your life and on ice and so many goal in your hockey career.So good luck.Martin and Jana from Slovakia.

Martin - Kosice, Other Slovakia
Richard: I am writing in your mother´s language. Dufam ze sa coskoro vyzdravies, to co sa ti stalo otriaslo vsetkymi fanusikmi hokeja na Slovensku... Si hviezda, to sa musi uznat. Drzim Ti palce pre skory navrat na lad.

juro - Klak, Other SLOVAKIA, EUROPE
Ahoj....som velmi velka fanynka hokeja a prave preto dost trpnem, ked sa nieco stane nejake hracovi...nieto, ked je este k tomu Slovak. Tak Ti velmi, velmi drzim palce, aby si sa rychlo uzdravil a vratil na lad...tam, kam patris.

Janka - Kosice, Other Slovakia
riso prajem skore uzdravenie, dufam ze coskoro budes opat na lade pokracovat v skvelych vykonoch ako pred zranenim, a drz sa.
s pozdravom
Miso

Michal - Bratislava, Other Slovakia
Hey Richard, get well see you back on the ice soon! Best wishes from all hockey fans here in Philly!!

Dave - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Rick, fingers crossed, thinking about you and your family. I was horrified when I was watching the videos of your accidents and was only glad to hear that you are doing fine now, considering the circumstances.
Get well soon!

Martina - Dublin, Other Ireland
We love you Risko! Please get well soon so I can forget the sorrow, and will be happy again watching you scoring GWG :-) You will always be the best no matter what!
Love you,

Tomas - Bratislava, Slovakia
Hi Richard,
we wish you quick recovery of course. Slovakia is with you, we are thinking about you whole day and hope you´ll be soon with your family.
Zvadovci, Slovakia

Vlado - Presov, Slovakia
Zed,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Caps fans hope to see you on the ice again soon. Take care and be strong!

Rebecca - Stafford, Virgina
What a scary scene that was! Flyers Country is glad you're going to be ok! Our prayers are with you and your family. Get well soon, come back and play! The NHL needs you!

Doreen - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
ZED

My entire family wishes you a quick recovery. As avid Panther fans and hockey players, we appreciate what you bring to the game every night. Your absence will be felt.
All the best!!!

The Sharpe/Gorgevska Family - Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Watching the accident last night was very scary. There was a great sense of relief when we heard you were going to be ok. Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

Mike - El Paso, Texas
Richard,
All the best to you and here's hoping for a quick recovery!
I have been a fan of yours for years and hope to see you back on the ice soon!

Steve - Welland, Canada
Dear Richard,

My wife and I watched last night's game on Center Ice and were horrified by the freak accident that injured you. We were so relieved when we heard the anouncement that you were in stable condition on your way to a local hospital. All morning I have been reading news and updates on your condition. It brings a big smile to my face to read that you are resting comfortably after successful surgery. We are die-hard Sabres fans, but for now we are also big Richard Zednik fans. You have our best wishes for a speedy and succussful recovery from your injury.

All the best!

Frank - Largo, Florida
Hey Richard my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have been a fan of yours since you came into the NHL with the Capitals and have followed your whole career. Hope everything goes well and you can return to the ice soon.
God Bless

Mike Blees - Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Rich,

I hope you have a safe and fast return to not just hockey but your daily living. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and hope to see you playing again soon!!

Kevin - Lockport, New York
Hey Zeds,

I was extremely shaken up by what happened to you Sunday night. I have played hockey since I was a young child and to see that happen is very scary. I am a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning and I have seen you beat us in Montreal, Washington and Florida for many years. I wish you the best in a quick recovery and hope to see you on the ice again soon.

Tim - Clearwater, Florida
I'm sure I speak for all Habs fans when I say you were a great Canadien and I hope you recover quickly and get back out on the ice.

Best Wishes,
Mike Davis - Belleville, Ontario
Get well soon Zed.

Eric - Woodbridge, Virgina
Hey rich hope you recover soon and get back on the ice, I might not be a real big panther fan but nobody should have to go through what you had to.

Mary - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Get well soon,Richard !!! SLOVAKIA pray for your speedy recovery and hope to see you back on the ice.

Roman - ?arnovica, SLOVAKIA
Dear Richard & Family,
Canes Fan here wishing you a quick recovery from such a terrible accident. Your calm demeanor was amazing and served you well. Thoughts and prayers coming your way from Raleigh!

Renee - Raleigh, North Carolina
My wife and I wish you all the best, and we hope to see you back on the ice very soon. Take care.

Brian - Niagara Falls, New York
hey zednick!
Me and my dad would just like to say we hope you are doing well and our thoughts and prayers are with you!You are a great hockey player and its a sin that these things have to happen!
Hope you are doing well!
All the best..
Josh and Jeff

Josh - Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Hi Richard. I lost my breath, when i saw that situation, but i am happy, that you get under control. I wish you all the best, get well quickly and play your best hockey...

Juraj - Trnava, Slovakia
Dear Richard,
we - and I am sure, that all the people from Slovakia wish you all the best and we are happy, that the surgery was succesfull. We wish you all the best and see you soon at the ice.
Lot of greetings

Eva, Stefan, Zuzana - Bratislava, Slovakia
Best wishes, dear Richard. We love you in Québec!

Sylvain Trudel - Québec City, Canada

Get well soon!!

I am not a Panthers fan but definitely an NHL fan!!

I hope you are up and about soon, it was a terrible accident but and accident none the less, keep hold of your passion for the game!!

Andrew - Harrogate, UK
Hey Richard. I hope you get better really soon. The team needs you and we fans need you to help us make it to the playoffs. You're a great player when you're on your game, so I hope this injury doesn't affect how you play because you've been on fire as of late. I hope you recover soon so you can join your team mates in the post season. Get well soon. We're counting on you.

Nick - Laval, Canada
Richard Zednik,

I know you are a former member of the Washington Capitals and currently with the Florida Panthers, i been great fan to the NHL & the Washington Capitals for 20 yrs, i have never seen such incident that happen to you were playing against the Buffalo Sabers on February 10th.

I wish you well and speedy recovery, i hope you will be back onto the ice for next season. I have seen ya play many times with the Capitals, Canadians & Panthers.

And most of all, keep the love of hockey deep inside you, you still have a lot to prove what you can do on and off the ice.

Jan - Linden, Virgina
Get better and get back to the ice. This Flyers fan wish you a speedy recovery!

Marc - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sending out my Prayers and thoughts for you and your family Zed. I wish you a speedy recovery!

from back in your washington days,
zedhead #150
Travis - Leesburg, Virgina
I'm very glad to hear that you are doing much better. Seeing the injury last night was horrific, but you were extremely brave and handled the situation perfectly. The fans are all here for you and wish you a fast and speedy recovery. Get well soon!

Carmen - Boca Raton, Florida
Hi Richard,
Like most Canadian's we live and breath hockey. To see a player at any level receive any serious injury is shocking and troubling. You're a first class gentleman both on and off the ice and I'm sure Solvakia is proud of you and your accomplishments.

I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to see back soon.

Warm regards,
Scott Cascagnette - Ontario, Canada

Get well soon Richard!
We need you on IIHF tournament in canada so hope to see you soon back on ice..
Whole slovakia is with you

Peter - Bratislava, Slovakia
Richard from the time of the accident you and your family has been and will continue to be in our prayers. Get well soon!!!!Can't wait to see u back on the ice. May god bless you and your family.

The Ambellan's - edgerton, Ohio usa
Can't wait to see you back on the ice, scar and all! God bless you and your family as you recover.

The Harris Family - Buffalo, New York
Richard,

I am so thankful that you are going to be ok. No one ever wants to see something like that happen to anyone. Get well soon!! I'm not a Panthers fan but i think that your injury takes precedent over everything. i'm glad the surgery was a success and i hop you can get back to playing as soon as possible!

God Bless,
Anna - Lackawanna, New York USA
Dear Richard,

we hope you get well soon and get back on the ice...
good luck in your privacy and hockey - life..

Darko and Nika - Krompachy, Slovakia
Hey Richard...I played poker with you and Craig Rivet at the Firm Nightclub on the west island...(Iknocked you out!)...lol We here in Habs land wish you a speedy recovery and God Bless!...In our hearts you'll always be a Montreal Canadien. And thanks for graciously signing my habs cap after I knocked you out!

Benny - Montreal, Canada
Very Very Happy to hear that your doing much better today. I am a Sabres fan born and raised in Western New York. Never in my life seen anything like that before. Your quick thinking may have saved your life. You deserve more than a pat on the back. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you the very best and speedy recovery. See you on the ice real soon. Get well soon! Cori

cori - ingleside, Texas
I'm happy to hear you are doing better. Get well, bounce back and then go score some goals!

Mike - San Mateo, California
Hi Richard
All the best from Slovakia,too. All your country is scared from your bad day. Everybody is thinking on you, man I wanna see you on ice as soon as well. Be strong and good luck.

Jan - Prievidza, Slovakia
I Just want to wish you all the best and hope that you recover as quickly as possible. All are with you in Slovakia, too.

Best wishes.
Marta - Prievidza, Slovakia
Richard: I hope that are feeling better soon. You have always been one players in the league that fans, as well as other players could look up to. I have followed your career for many years and hope that one day soon you will be able to return to the sport you love. My prayers are with you and your family and we hope for a speedy recovery.

Bobbi - Tustin, California
Riky fight. Slovakia minds up to you. Slovakia - Kosice

Ladislav - Kosice, Slovakia
My prayers are with Richard, and his family for a speedy rand full recovery. He is a winner and has always been one.
from a Montreal fan

A - MONTREAL, CANADA
Even though I'm a Flyers fan, I hate seeing injuries, like yours, on the ice. I hope you are recovering well and good luck!

Peggy - Shamong, New Jersey USA
Richard, no one every wants to see this happen. Wishing you a safe & fast recovery along with thoughts of support to your family & team.

Sincerely
Paul - Buffalo, New York
Richard,
All my hopes and prayers for a full recovery. You are a world class hockey player that I love watching play. You will be missed.

Seeya soon #20!!! GO PANTHERS!!!!

Christian - Jupiter, Florida
hello Richard,loved to see you skate for the montreal canadien,get well soon so i can see you scoring goal for the florida panthers. merci!

martin - gatineau, canada
Get Well Soon! Wishing you a speedy recovery from what must have been a very scary incident. Now you can say you were scratched by a Panther!!!

Kimberly - Milton, Canada
Richard Zednik I wish that you will recovery quickly and return on ice soon.

martin - sered, slovakia
Dear Richard,

You are by far one of the bravest people I have ever seen. My family and I were watching the game when the accident happened and words cannot describe how we all felt. Even though we do not know you personally it felt like one of your dearest friends being hurt and you just wanted to be there and help. Despite how we all route for our favorite teams and buy jerseys and hats with one team's logo it is times like these that remind us that we simply just love hockey and all that play the sport. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time and we will wait patiently to see you play again. Get well soon Richard.

Many hugs and smiles!

Megan - Eliot, Maine
Hello Richard. You are my favourite hockey-player.
I hope to see you on hockey world championship. Get well soon.

Lenka - ?ilina, Slovensko
It's great to hear that your surgery went well,it was scary when you got cut by the skate. It was extremely smart and tough of you to be able to rush to the bench so quickly; not many people could've taken a blow like that and still think smart like that.

Rest more, and I hope to see you back in the Panthers lineup soon.

Leon - Toronto, Ontario
Holy Cow! That was terrible what I saw, I hope you will stay strong and recover well from those terrible injury you have. I will pray for you while you are still in the hospital. In the mean time peace with you and I hope you get well soon.

Jamie - Abbotsford, British Columbia
Get well soon Richard! We want to se you on the ice soon again!

Andreas - Norrköping, Sweden
Heal quickly, Richard, and get back soon!

Murphy - Vancouver,Canada
We just saw the report on the news here in Slovakia, Richard, and I know I'm speaking for everyone in Presov and Slovakia in wishing you a speedy recovery. All the best and get well soon!

David - Presov, Slovakia
I was at the game last night was so scared and concerned for you. Thank God that you are going to be okay! All of us in Buffalo wish you the best and know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lynn - Buffalo, New York
l hope you get beer soon for you play aigin

anthony - ramona, California
Hey Richard hope your doing well and recover fast from the sergery, habs player till the end!!!! once a habs player always a habs player. get well soon

Steve - Montreal, Canada
Richard, my prayers for you that you continue to heal!

Erica Eide, goalie and hockey fan - Roseville, Minnesota
I wish you quickly and early restore.I hope in you return to ice very early. I wish you a lot of hatricks.

Sorry, because my english is not good.

Best regards
Andrej - Hlohovec, Slovakia
Dear Richard,

As devout Panther fans, my kids and I were watching (as we do every road game) as the horrible accident occured Sunday. We all immediatley prayed for your well-being and continue to pray for you and your family. May G-d bless you and grant you a full and speedy recovery.

Kevin - North Miami Beach, Florida
Dear Mr.Zednik,

My whole family and I would like to wish you a speedy recovery from that life threatening accident that you had suffered. We are so sorry to hear it had to happen. I saw you play every game in your last season with montreal, you're one of my favorite players of all time, the way you skate with your knees, and the intensity you put into your game. I was so happy to hear you were okay after the surgery, please come back to the NHL and play when you're ready. God Bless Richard.

Elie - Ottawa, Canada
Dear Richard,

First off my thoughts and prayers are with you in your recovery after last nights game in Buffalo. As a fan of the Sabres I watch every game and love the game of hockey. When I saw what transipred last night my heart sunk into my chest and I was very concerned for your health. I am very glad to hear that your surgery went well and pray that you continue to improove. You are a fantastic athlete and a great hockey player and after hearing alot of your teamates and friends around the league talk about the person that you are, I know that you are greatly respected among your peers and that the hockey world is thinking of you. I look forward to your return to the ice and pray that God give you the confidence and protection to do what you love to do and entertain us fans. Again my thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife Jessica, all your loved ones, and of course the Panthers team. Get back out there soon, it will be a great day when you return.

Tony Ferris - Rochester, New York
Hey Hows it Going Rich not to good huh. I was really shocked and depressed when i saw what happend to you last night im a huge fan of you and the panthers and seeing that last night was like seeing a family member get hurt.I watch you guys play every night and attend most home games so in a way its like i know you guys. Well i hope you get better real soon hopefully we see you back on the ice soon get well buddy

Best Regaurd....
Vinny Russo - Coconut Creel, Florida
Hey Riso

Many fans from Slovakia are with you, it was really scarry moment, you saved your life when you skated immediately to your bench, also i thank all the doctors and other people who helped to stabilize you and will help you to get over this terrible injury. I hope that you will be fine soon and will get back to your family and hockey too. Wish you all the best.

Laco - Bratislava, Slovakia
My thoughts and prayers go out to you for a speedy recovery and your friends and family as well.

Mary - Chicago, Illinois
I really wish that you get well soon. As a hockey fan, that was a really scary moment. I hope to see you on the ice again soon.

toni - aurora, Colorado
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for a speedy recovery. You are one tough dude and I know you'll be back soon to play hockey.

Cyndi - Pompano Beach, Florida
Hi Riso.All the best,I wish you quick recovery and get back on ice asap/good luck!...miro

Miro - Trencin, Slovak republic
Get well soon Richard! My thoughts and prayers for a healty recovery are with you! Best of Luck and hope to see you back on the ice =)

Brooklyn - Vancouver, British Columbia
So glad to read that you resting and on your way to recovery! We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts!

Jason A - Montrose, Colorado
Being at the game last night was definitely a shock. I can only imagine what that had to have been like. It was such a relief to hear you were alright. Get well and recover and resume doing what you do best!

Jon - Buffalo, New York
Dear Richard,

I just saw TV spot which was showing your injury. I am not a hockey fan, but I admire you because you are making a good name for Slovakia and you are a great hockey playe.

I wish you all the best! Revitalize yourself!

Milan - Bratislava, Slovakia
Richard!I wish you all the best in your recovery.Get well!

Peter - Spišské Vlachy, Slovakia
Hello Richard and family,

Rich, I am so sorry to hear about what happened. When anything happens that injures a player in the NHL it is a big deal for that team and even the other teams and fans. As fans, we don't want to see anybody get hurt.
I wish you the best of luck for a healthy and speedy recovery. My wishes are with you and your family at this time of need.

Sincerely,
Lisa DellAccio - East Meadow, New York
From a Carolina Hurricanes Fan:

Wonderful to hear the news that you are doing well and on the road to recovery.

May you continue to recover quickly and return to your Panthers soon.

All the best to you and your family and teammates!

Get Well!!

Eileen Francis - Raleigh, North Carolina
Get well soon,Zed!!I may not be a Panthers fan,but anyone who has played for the Habs is a star in my book. While I am not a Panthers fan,you never want to see something like that happen to any player.I am very happy to hear that your surgery went well and I wish you and your family all the best.Get well soon!!

Zuzana - Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Hallo Richard,

we all at home in Slovakia think on you.You have our support.We hoppe you will be early on the ice again.We watch every game of Florida Panthers and the Panthers team needs you.Thank you very much for your fantastic games in NHL during the years in the past and expecialy for the games for ice hockey team Slovakia.Mr.Richard,we wish you all the best and we are all very happy to see you again on the ice!!!Best regards from Slovakia.

Erik with his family. - Piestany, Slovakia
Keep up your spirits and they will mend you! The Panthers have a huge void without you. Montreal misses you! All the best.

Laura - Montreal, QC
My prayers go out to you and your family for a speedy recovery. Hope to see you ion the ice again soon.

The Vila family - Hollywood, Florida
Hope you get well soon for next time you play Ottawa ill be there to see how you are.

Yanick - Ottawa, Canada
We will pray for a quick recovery, and wish you the best. I was raised in Buffalo and know that you are getting the best care possible.Get well Zed.

Ken - Oakland Park, Florida
Here's wishing you all the best in your recovery. The thoughts of all hockey players and fans are with you right now, and we can't wait to see you out on the ice scoring goals again.

Adam - Whitby, Ontario, Canada
I was shocked when I saw this video! It was incredible and terrible!

Get better soon !

Michaël - Lovatens, Switzerland
Hope you get well soon for next time you play Ottawa ill be there to see how you are.

Yanick - Ottawa, Canada
Here's wishing you all the best in your recovery. The thoughts of all hockey players and fans are with you right now, and we can't wait to see you out on the ice scoring goals again.

Adam - Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Even though I am a Buffalo fan...I am a fan of the game and wish you a full recovery. Scary stuff you never think will happen. I reminded my son (9) to wear his neck guard when he plays. Best of luck and hope to see you on the ice soon!

Keith - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
Hi Richard...
We are thinking of you and we wish you a speedy recovery...

Katarína - Pova?ská Bystrica, Slovakia
As a Montreal fan, I've seen Richard end up on the wrong side of a vicious elbow and come out on top. I have nothing but faith that he will make a full recovery and be back on skates sooner than expected.

Good luck Richard, may you have a safe and speedy recovery!

Michael - Cape Coral, Florida
You fell, now pick yourself back up man... Best wishes to you...lets go panthers.

Michael - nesocnset, New York
From a Caps fan to former Caps player.. get well soon Zed and my prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

All the best Zed!

Gregg

gregg - baltimore, Maryland
HI Richard,
A Vancovuer Canucks Fan here wanting to let you know that fans all around the league are on your side and wishing you a speedy and successful recovery. No one likes to see anyone hurt regardless of the team or city. We hope that you are able to make a full recovery and that you can join the team as soon as possible. We are thinking about and pulling for you.

Hope knowing that fans all around the league are thinking about you will bring a little bit of happiness to your day

Lonni Pride - Surrey, British Columbia
Richard

Our family is with you at this time. We hope you get good so you can get back on the ice.We wish you a speedy recovery.

Best wishes !!!

Pavel & family - Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
Get well soon, Richard! Sabre Nation is praying for a quick & excellent recovery.

Ryan - Lyndonville, New Yor
Hey Richard,

Wishing you the very best on a healthy and speedy recovery. What you did was shocking to see. I can't imagine the pain I'd be in, yet you managed to skate to the bench instantly instead of falling down to the ice. You have proven once again, that hockey players are tougher than any other players out there in any sport. Best wishes to you, and hope to see you back on the ice soon!

Mel - Los Angeles, California
Get well soon! I hope the road to recovery is an easy one and that you are back on the ice within time. I wish you the best of luck and am very pleased that the surgery went well.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Caitlin - Westwood, New Jersey
Just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery and all the best to you, your family and your teammates. Every hockey fan is thinking of you and we're so grateful that you're doing well. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Hope to see you back on the ice soon!

Paul and Tara - Toronto, Canada
Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery and I send you my best wishes that you get back to speed and back to the game we all love so much. See Ya back on the ice Richard, Get Well.

Ritchie - Oromocto, Canada
Riso get well soon! you are one of my favourite players! We need you at the World Championship! Can't wait to see you back on the ice!

Dusan - Sturovo, Slovakia
I'm a CAPS fan and you were one of my favorite players when you played in DC. I truly wish you the best and a very speedy recovery!

Steve - Tampa, Florida
The whole Slovakia still shaken up by the accident.
Get well soon, Riso!!!

Erik - Kosice, Slovakia
Glad you're OK and this is even coming from one us mean Flyers fans! Get better soon, be sure to slash Downie next chance you get.

Van - Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Richard all of your fans in Slovakia supporting you and we hope you will be better soon and all the best for your family and you, best regards Peter

Peter - ?iar nad Hronomm, SR, Slovakia
Your my hero.

Get well REAL soon.

MIchael - Delray Beach, Florida
Zed- You were always a class act when you played in Washington. I hope you recover quickly and we see you back on the ice very soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Travis - Washington, District of Columbia
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Get well soon.

Paul - Washington, District of Columbia
Richard you are strong man. People in Slovakia think on you.

Richard - pova?ská bystrica, Slovakia
Get well soon Zeddy. That was a scary scene and it will never get out of my head. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Have a good speedy recovery and I hope to see you back on the ice really soon. Best wishes come from all of Prince Edward Island, and all of Canada as well.

Adam Gallnt- Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Mr. Zednik,

Hearing that you were in stable condition was a relief. I am happy to know that you are recovering and doing well. I wish you a speedy recovery and comfort to your family through this trying time. I hope to see you on the ice again.

Michael McNelis - Lewiston, New York
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