For today's Gazette, I interviewed CC players and trainer Jason Bushie about the injury to Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik.
YourHub editor Tim Bergsten, who covered the Tigers during the 1998-99 season, recalled a near-Zednik injury that happened in 1998.
Here's what he wrote on Nov. 1, 1998:
COOL COSTUME: Freshman defenseman Mike Stuart wore the scariest Halloween costume - a real slashed throat, practically ear-to-ear.
Stuart was cut by a skate in the second period and received 13 stitches.
"Somebody did a good number on him," team trainer Richard Quincy said. "It didn't have to be much deeper to be a real serious problem."
Fortunately, the skate blade didn't cut him deeply. Stuart is expected to skate Monday.
Mike Stuart now plays in Austria.