Report: Flames’ Hudler rushed to hospital after taking skate blade to the neck

 

Play-by-play announcer Roman Jedlicka tweets that Flame is OK after incident in Czech League

 
 
 
 
New Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler reportedly took a skate blade to the neck on Wednesday in Czech League action.
 

New Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler reportedly took a skate blade to the neck on Wednesday in Czech League action.

Photograph by: Herald files/Getty Images, NHLI via Getty Images

No one could blame the Calgary Flames coaching staff for choking on their turkey leftovers Boxing Day upon reading the injury reports from Europe.

According to play-by-play announcer Roman Jedlicka, Flames forward Jiri Hudler was rushed to hospital after taking a skate to the neck Wednesday while playing for Trinec of the Czech League.

Via Twitter, Jedlicka said Hudler required stitches but escaped catastrophic injury as the blade thankfully did not slice an artery.

The Flames signed the 28-year-old Hudler last summer as a free agent to a four-year deal worth $16 million. In 81 games last year with Detroit, Hudler collected 25 goals and 50 points.

Flames goaltending coach Clint Malarchuk narrowly escaped death in 1989 when an errant skate blade slice his jugular vein while tending the net for the Buffalo Sabres.

 
 
 
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New Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler reportedly took a skate blade to the neck on Wednesday in Czech League action.
 

New Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler reportedly took a skate blade to the neck on Wednesday in Czech League action.

Photograph by: Herald files/Getty Images, NHLI via Getty Images

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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