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By SI.com Staff
October 19, 2014

Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker came closer to a serious injury than he may have realized during the second period of Sunday's game against the Kings, but managed to skate away unharmed. 

Zucker tripped Kings forward Kyle Clifford, and then narrowly avoided Clifford's skate blade as it came perilously close to his neck. Instead, Clifford's skate struck Zucker in the chest and face, though the Wild forward escaped without injury.

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The incident was reminiscent of an injuries to Richard Zednik with the Panthers in 2008, and Sabres goalie Clint Maralchuk in 1989.

-- Whitneigh Kinne