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ZEDNIK UPDATE

Hello all, sorry I haven't updated as I know many of you are emotionally tied to this. Here's what I know at 10:22 p.m.:

Zednik is out of surgery at Buffalo General; team says he is resting comfortably.

The team is on its way out of Buffalo right now, team trainer Dave Zenobi and assistant GM Randy Sexton staying behind with Richard.

Miami Air, the team's charter company, has arraigned to fly Richard's wife Jessica up to Buffalo to be with him. They hope to get her up here tonight. The winds and weather is brutal here, the airport closed to commercial traffic.

If I get anything else, will let you know.

Also, updates as they come available on our website at MiamiHerald.com

Feel free to leave wishes and regards for Richard there on the comments section. You can leave them here too. I will make sure to print them up and get them to him in the coming days.

Obviously a very scary moment for all of us here, and you all back home watching. Richard is a cool guy, one who is very much liked in that room. The guys are shaken up, that's for sure.

People around this team aren't going to forget tonight anytime soon.

Regards -- George

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Best wishes to Richard from the fans on Long Island and in Washington. Our thoughts are with you.

A speedy recovery to Richard, best wishes to him and his family. Get well soon, a nation of hockey fans are pulling for ya!

Best wishes zednik!!!

God bless you, your family and the Panthers family.

Best wishes and a quick recovery to you, Zed!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family ...

Zed, you are a true warrior! Our family is praying for you to make a recovery so amazing that it stuns the world! God bless you and your family.

My prayers are with you Richard. Forget hockey, we need you to get better! I hope that everything goes well in the coming weeks for the team and most of all Richard and his family.

Get back soon, you are an instrumental part of making this team a playoff team again!

From a Pittsburgh Penguins fan--tonight we are ALL Richard Zednik fans! Take care and God bless! Get well soon!

I am from Rochester Ny, and was at the Game tonight in Buffalo. Best Wishes Richard Get Well soon. I have never see anything like that I was in shock.

Caps fans are all pulling for him, too. We loved having him here in DC and came to respect his play and his character. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

Good Luck Richard. Keep up the faith. You have shown the world the hockey players' toughness and faith in fellow players and team members with your ability to get yourself help so fast. Bless everyone involved: yourself, family, teammates, Sabres and everyone that was either at the game or witnessed this on TV.

Best wishes Zeddie! Your Panthers fan from Finland

Get well soon Zed. I pray for a speedy recovery and wish you and your family the best.

Best wishes from a Sabres fan who was at the game last night. Get well soon.

Zed,

Best of luck in a full and speedy recovery. I admire the courage you showed after the incident. All us Caps' fans sure wish you were still with the team.

Respectfully,
Jon

Im from Chicago and I am a Blackhawk fan but more a fan of the game and Im glad to know you are resting comfortably. I saw what happened and I was in shock. All of hockey nation is pulling for your speedy recovery Zed!! I have the most admiration to all you hockey players that play through all kinds of injuries--its the fastest and toughest sport on the planet. Im glad your ok and you have many fans from all over the world saying a prayer for you and your family. God bless and a healthy return Zed---the game needs more players like you.........

Dear Mr. Zednik,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. I am so relieved that you are getting better. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Sincerely,

Maria - Toronto, Ontario

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