‘”It doesn’t look like he’s going to have any long-term (problems) with his brain or any of his cranial nerves in the neck area,” Noor said. “He can swallow, he’s able to talk, he’s not hoarse, he’s shrugging his shoulders. Those are the signs we kind of follow to see if there is any nerve injury.”‘
Archives for February 12, 2008
'“As league revenues continue to go up it’s going to be tougher and tougher for Buffalo and markets like us to keep chasing it. We came dangerously close to the cap last year. Because of Teppo’s (Numminen) situation we have some room this year. But as that cap continues to grow it’s going to be tougher for small market teams. Right now that revenue factor that balances off that growth really doesn’t stay in line with the growth of revenue.”'
'Malarchuk has tried to get a message to Zednik through the Panthers' front office. He would like to speak with Zednik when the time is right. "If I talk to him, I'll tell him time heals," said Malarchuk, who played 11 seasons with the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and the Sabres from 1981-92. "If he asked me if he should take his time getting back, I would probably say I didn't. It's better if you get back in there because you're going to be hounded by people with questions until you do."'
'Ramsey recalled that Malarchuk began counting as soon as the blood starting gushing from the wound. He said Malarchuk had read somewhere that a person had three minutes to live after suffering a severed artery. "He was counting the seconds," Ramsey said. " 'I've got three minutes… I've got two minutes… ' Our trainer was working on him and he was saying, 'I've got a minute 45… I've got a minute 30… ''
'Noor said it would be “difficult to say” if Zednik would recover completely. She said it would become clearer during the next several days if he had any nerve damage from the cut, or brain damage because of a lack of oxygen.'
'"So I don't want to see the [Zednik] tape. To this day, any time I see a throat-slashing scene in a movie, I cringe. I literally shiver."'
‘”It’s hard to say what would have happened under other circumstances, but clearly, the care he got initially by the staff at the arena, I think, saved his life,” said Robert McCormack, the hospital’s clinical chief of emergency medicine.’
‘”I didn’t sleep last night. Not one single wink. I thought I was over it.”‘
‘The Sabres would like to keep Campbell. He’s their best player. They’re prepared to pay him more than the five-year proposal worth $25 million that they rejected from him over the summer, which tells you plenty about the lack of foresight from upper management. Sure enough, Campbell’s stock soared. Now, it makes more sense to maximize his value through a trade.’
‘“Tim made it through fine,” coach Lindy Ruff said Monday. “He’s just going to have a little different protocol the rest of the year.”’