Worst Hockey Injuries of All Time


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Clint Malarchuk - 1989
I read the title of the list and this was the first one that came to mind. Still one of the most gruesome things Ive seen in sports.


His throat was slit by a skate.


Awful injury. Duplicated 20 years later when Richard Zednik suffered neck laceration in Buffalo.
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2Bill Masterson - 1968
I feel so bad for this guy! Poor poor him I think it's the worst! Sigh.
Hit his head of the ice and died.


3Mark Howe - 1980
Impaled himself on the metal post at the center of the net.


4Trent McCleary - 2000

Hit in the throat by a hockey puck.


5Gordie Howe - 1950

Crashed into the end boards head first.


6Sami Salo

Two words that should never be together. "Shattered Testicle". He blocked a life changing slap shot in his groin area.


7Eric Lindros

Suffered a major concussion that would be a part of his career ending early.


8Howie Morenz - 1937

He suffered a multiple fracture broken leg and died as a result of complications.


9Marc Staal

10Pat Peake

His heel was shattered so much that media accounts at the time included the assessments of various orthopedists who claimed that its like was seen only among construction workers who'd endured significant falls... from platforms and highrises!


The Contenders

11"Ace" Bailey

Hit his head off the ice and ended his carrer.


12Bryan Berard
Hit in the eye by a stick.


13Maurice Richard
Tendon severed during team practice ended his career.

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