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01-22-2004, 10:23 AM
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Clint Malarchuk injury (video herein)

Came across a video of Clint Malarchuk's infamous accident ...for those who need some background:

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Originally Posted by www.sabresalumni.com
Unfortunately Malarchuk is best remembered for one of the most horrific injuries in all of hockey history. Tragedy struck on March 22, 1989 when his jugular vein was cut by a skate. A goal mouth collision involving St. Louis Blues winger Steve Tuttle and Buffalo defenseman Uwe Krupp saw Tuttle's skate slice Malarchuk's neck. Malarchuk clutched at his bloody neck as doctors were rushed on to the ice to save his life. As it turned out he spent only one night in the hospital and competed in the NHL only a couple of weeks later. But it could have been so much worse - perhaps even fatal.
Edit: Had to take the video down, sorry.

(Video is graphic, obviously...though the cameraman does cut away pretty quickly).

It's pretty surreal...it doesn't even look all that serious at first and then all of a sudden there's all this blood on the ice. The players don't even realize it at first...they start scrumming behind the net before seeing that there's a man desparately trying to scoop his blood off the ice a few feet away. Then the network cuts to commercial with their perky soundtrack as the PBP and Colour guys are freaking out...


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It doesn't work...

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Works for me. Pretty brutal.
I hear the sound, but there's no picture

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Download and install this.When the options comes up, you don't have to install the player, just the codec.

http://download.divx.com/divx/DivX511Bundle.exe
I can see it now...

Urgh... argh...

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After hearing the sound, I'm not too sure I wanna watch the video.

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Sorry, didn't realize it was a DivX. If you only get audio you'll have to install the video codec package linked to by Mike of Windsor above.

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I remember that.

Was frightening then, and is frightening now.

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That really was scary. I shudder just thinking about it. One of the doctors that worked on Clint later speculated (I believe in THN) that if Clint had been in the other goal he would likely have died because it would have taken all of that extra time to get the staff down to him and get him off the ice and into the ambulance.

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I remember watching that game on TV... Clint was really lucky to survive that...

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Extremely gruesome. Thank the good lord Clint survived. Just thinking of it gets me weak

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I remember just feeling sick when that happened. It was hard to believe what you were seeing - I couldn't watch it again.

As I recall he battled a lot of serious anxiety problems for a while afterward... it's no wonder...

Thank God he made it.

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when you watch the clip, you can't identify what happened cause it's all so fast, but he got clipped with the skate on his neck? That's what i remember hearing at the time.

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That is just plain scary. It really does make you weak.

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I was at the game with my father. It was one of the scariest things we'd ever seen. I just remember the pool of blood on the ice after they carted him off. My father was thinking of leaving because he didn't want me to watch the guy die on the ice. It was a real miracle the way things worked out. He was at the Zamboni entrance end of the ice, and it helped get him out asap, that fact credited with the assistance administered by team trainers was credited with saving his life.

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The music that plays as they go to break makes it even creepier. Even without it my stomach still feels funny.

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A pic, I won't post it.

Look at it if you want.

Clint

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that picture..........wow......that's all i can really say

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As my Brit friends would say, very bloody indeed.....

I remember when this happend, it was very scary. The thing that I can't believe is I figured after that every goalie in the world would be wearing something protecting their neck, maybe something out of Robocop. But no, goalies even today don' have enough protection around the neck.

Look at Patrick Roy, it absolutely baffled me that the greatest goalie in the game, with thousands and thousands of dollars worth of equipment had a $2 piece of plastic hanging from two ten cent strings that loosely guarded the neck area!!!???

Yeah, them goalies are nutz! :p

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That was my first Live NHL game

10 rows up, behind the net in the old Aud.

We knew it was bad when every player, we could not see the amout of blood, immediatly turned to the bench (St. Louis players included) and started frantiacally waving for the trainer.

Cloutier wouldn't even look at the goal crease after Malarchuk left, until all the blood was cleaned up.

You never experienced such stunned silence in a rink before. The rest of the game the players seemed to go through the motions.

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All I can say is wow, makes me ill to see that again.

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Wow. That really does something to you seeing that. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be a player there, what to speak of how Malarchuk felt looking down at the ice like that.

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When exactly did this happen?

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That was in the 1989 season, from my best recollections...

A more uplifting part of that story, Malarchuk felt well enough during the ambluance ride to the joke with the EMS workers, telling them to just please stitch him up quickly enough so that they could take him back to finish the game. Malarchuk claims that he had them going for a moment or two, and they thought he was serious.

I respect anybody who can go through such a nightmare and still have the ability to joke about it. Even just minutes after!

The ironic thing about Malarchuk is that of the 3 times he missed due to injury, 2 were for problems in his neck area.

1991 Missed fourteen games due to neck strain.
1991 Missed time due to strep throat

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Being a 12 year old goalie at that time watchin that game, it almost made me reconsider my position, instead a neck protector was purchased and used to this day. From what I remember, when he took his mask off while skating into the corner, the blood was coming out of his mouth and his neck.

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Malarchuk was on Hockey Night In Canada about a month ago to preview that night's Flames game. He looked healthy, both physically and psychologically.

It was nice to see him in good spirits. That incident was certainly one of the most horrific in all of sports history.

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