Florida Panther Richard Zednik suffered a horrific injury yesterday when he was cut in the throat by teammate Olli Jokinen's skate. Both fans at the game and players on the ice were shaken up and the NHL office was consulted on whether to cancel the game. It wasn't but I suspect people weren't into the game after that point.
The good news is that Zednik is going to be fine, although no details about his return to hockey have been made available. The surgery was successful and he remains in hospital. He might not have made it if not for the fact that team doctors literally ran to the bench to assist him.
This will be debated for the next few weeks but I feel that game should have been stopped. Fans and players observed a near-death accident and you can't expect people to continue like it was just another pulled groin. Players on both teams complained it was hard to refocus and Jokinen was quoted as saying if it was his call, he would have gone to the hospital with him.