What are the worst injuries you ever saw?

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    Which injuries are the worst you ever saw? I have my list but I know there are others.

    Brian Savage getting checked with his head down by Ian Lapperriere in 1999 almost breaking his neck, in fact I think he did some damage to it

    Trent McCleary blocking a shot right in the throat from a slapshot from the blueline, seeing him collapse as he was being carried off was scary

    Clint Malarchuk almost died in his crease after his throat was cut by a skate

    Bryan Berard getting an errant stick in the eye by Hossa (it was an accident on a follow through on a shot, Hossa was sorry) Berard lost his eye (right eye?) and I'm not sure how good his vision is right now maybe someone knows

    Steve Moore, with a broken neck

    Bill Masterton hitting his helmetless head on the ice. There is no known footage of thise but I coudl be wrong but I think it was a clean bodycheck that made him fall right? Not sure who the player was. Masterton is the only NHL player to die from an in ice incident

    Ace Bailey ack in 1933. Yeah I know no one saw this one but we almost feel like we have. Bailey's career was over and he forgave Shore for clubbing him over the head

    Nick Kypreos lying in a pool of his own blood after a fight

    If you've got any more just let me know. Which one's do you think are the worst?
     
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    Malarchuk is the only one I legitimately can't watch. Very, very scary. If he didn't react the way he did (skating to the bench immediately) he would have died.

    Pat Peake's shattered heel during the 1996 marathon OT game between Pittsburgh and Washington.

    Dallas Drake's hit to the head on Boyd Devereaux during a 1999-2000 regular season game. Devereaux, I believe, had a seizure on the ice.
     
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    Milarchuck
    Lemieux on Draper
    The Hit on Deveraux
    Hossa on Berard
    Audette's arm
     
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    Lemieux on Draper makes me cringe just thinking about it. Also Hunter breaking Turgeon's arm.
     
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    I haven`t seen it (probably none of us has) but Harry Westwick had an open fracture on his leg and still skated of the ice. Must have looked creepy.

    And for all of us who have a strong stomach:
    http://www.khlokal.de/php/modules/My_eGallery/gallery/fussball/Ewald_Lienen_198.jpg
    Granted, it is soccer, but it looks bad. Was at a time when they still had this screwed on metal cleats. Nasty.
    Another terrible soccer injury (and probably the worst I ever saw) was Ditmar Jakobs. In 1989 he glided in the goal and he got hooked in a damaged snap hook. Very close to his spine. It took them 20 minutes to get him off. The doctor cut the hook out with a scalpel and cut some nerves during the procedure. He had to retire due to this injury. And because of that incident they chanced how the net is fastened to the goal frame.
     
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    when chris therrien hit that guy in the throat with a slap shot
    that was scary....ended the guys career
     
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    The ice in The Aud was bloodstained for a good week or so after the Malarchuk incident.
     
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    Bernie Parent's career being ended with a stick in the eye. :(

    Barry Ashbee's career being ended after taking a puck in the eye.
     
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    Malarchuk, without question.

    I can still picture Jacques Cloutier coming in and trying to scrape the blood out of the crease with his skates. :amazed:
     
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    Early in his career, Mogilny getting landed on by some other players and his leg getting twisted and broken. That one sticks with me to this day. His temates helped him up and dragged him off the ice, but consideing how much pain he was obviously in, they should have probably let him be stretchered off. Also,Similar incident for Nasland.
     
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    Trent McCleary getting hit in the throat with the puck.
     
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    I haven't screwed up the courage to watch the Malarchuk clip. The most recent one would be the Bertuzzi hit on Moore. I remember watching that happen with unmitigated horror.
     
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    Malarchuk, without question for me.

    I lose a lot of sleep thinking about that day.
     
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    Pat Peake's shattered heel during the 1996 marathon OT game between Pittsburgh and Washington.



    The sound on that was distgusting. It appened while racing for the icing, this singlehandedly changed my opinion n that rule. Years later I would break my own heel, and play on it for 3 weeks, it is not a fun injury.
     
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    Two that haven't been mentioned yet:

    Bryan Marchment going head-first into an open penalty box door in Dallas around 1997 while wearing the flimsy Tikkanen-style Jofa helmet. Went into seizures on the ice, and at the time it looked like he was dying.

    Don McSween almost getting his hand cut off by Keith Tkachuk's skate blade in 1995. Worse than the Audette injury IMO - bloodiest injury in recent NHL history aside from the Malarchuk injury.
     
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    Is it wrong that that doesn't bother me?
     
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    I remember seeing a game as a kid and a Blackhawks player crashed head first into the boards (I think it was Michel Goulet as he was chasing down an icing). I remember it being incredibly scary.
     
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    Bernie Parent's career-ending injury. Saturday afternoon late in the 1978-79 season. Stick in the eyehole of his mask. It was like a kick in the nether regions. It wasn't gory but it was painful.

    The other was non-NHL. Travis Roy. Boston University.
     
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    Yes, it was Michel Goulet in March of 1994, and it ended his career. I don't know if he was chasing an icing, but it wasn't one of those incidents that was used by advocates for instituting no-touch icing. (The Peake incident and Al MacInnis' broken hip in 1993 are among the more frequently mentioned incidents).

    Goulet was also wearing one of those old Jofa helmets that MS mentioned. Goulet's injury was that incident that really started the push to get the Jofa helmets removed from the game. I do remember (it's one of those statements that you never forget) that some national safety organization said those helmets offered about the same amount of protection as a painter's cap.
     
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    Can't believe I forgot about Yzerman taking a puck to the eye
     
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    He didn't break Turgeon's arm. He separated Turgeon's shoulder. I've seen many injuries, and many incidents, worse than that.
     
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    I thought I read somewhere back in 99 I think, someone got a crushed testicle.

    Can anyone confirm or deny?
     
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    Yes, that was horrendous. Wasn't there a Sunday afternoon game involving the Blues and Wings when Pronger took a shot in the throat? My memory is hazy, maybe I am way off. I just remember the initial ugliness.
     

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