Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/11/12

Zdeno Chara and Miroslav Satan have built a friendship over the years as a pair of Slovakian hockey players who made good in the NHL. They were teammates in international competition, and they were even teammates a few years back with the Bruins. Whatever friendship they might have had, however, is over, at least in Satan’s eyes. The veteran forward is steamed and upset with Chara after the mammoth defenseman laid Satan out twice in a November game in Europe. The hits left Satan with some pretty serious neck injuries, and he’s not letting that go. See the hits in the video below. “I have played hockey for 30 years,” Satan said after the game, according to the KHL’s official YouTube page. “I can tell a clean hit from a bad one. If it would have been a bad one, I wouldn’t be cut. Czech TV announcer Roman Jedlicka had the lowdown on Twitter surrounding the developing feud, as he translated this interview with Satan (with a big time stick tap to @RearAdmiral on Twitter for passing these along). The great friendship between #Bruins Zdeno Chara and Miro Satan is over. Reason? Two huge hits from Chara in November, Satan is still (1)— Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) December 11, 2012 injured. Satan: "Zdeno risked the health and life of someone who calls a good friend. I'm not saying he wanted intentionally to hurt me (2)— Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) December 11, 2012 but he knew that was me and that i didnt see him. Plate between the sixth and seventh vertebrae in my neck is displaced by 4.5 mms (3)— Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) December 11, 2012 into the spinal canal. It took a bit and I may have been paralyzed.“ Source: goo.gl/V1wZB (end)— Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) December 11, 2012 The first hit is a bit questionable, perhaps, as the hit could be viewed as a little bit late. The second hit, though, is all on Satan. You simply cannot skate through the neutral zone with your head down, even if it is a KHL game and one of your good buddies is on the other side of the ice.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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