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Casey Cizikas gets hit in throat by skate, amazingly uninjured

New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas managed to escape a scary incident without injury in the first period of game six against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Cizikas was forechecking on Simon Despres when he laid a hit down that caused Despres to spin like a top.  Despres was off balance and his skate came up and hit Cizikas in the throat and miraculously Cizikas was not injured on the play.  How he managed to escape the play without even getting cut is simply beyond me.  Skate blades are razor sharp and I’ve seen players get cut by skates that had less forceful impacts than this incident.


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