Found December 10, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
Very scary moment last night during the AHL's Binghamton Senators' 5-1 loss to the Norfolk Admirals. Early in the first period, Senators' defenseman Patrick Wiercioch was hit in the throat by a puck during a clearing attempt: After the game, the Senators released a statement: "The Binghamton Senators can confirm that Patrick Wiercioch is resting peacefully and his being evaluated at the hospital. There are no further updates on his condition at this time." We all remember Trent McCleary's on-ice tracheotomy in 2000 after a slap shot hit him in the throat and , most recently, the unfortunate incident that saw 16-year old Kyle Fundytus die after taking a puck to the neck during a Midget AA game in Edmonton last month. Fortunately, Joy Lindsay, beat writer for the Senators from the Press Bulletin, Tweets this morning that Wiercioch, a second round pick of Ottawa's from the 2008 NHL Draft, is in stable condition after spending the night at a local hospital...

Ottawa Prospect Patrick Wiercioch Takes A Puck To The Throat

from the Press & Sun-Bulletin, A tough loss was overshadowed by a terrifying injury Friday night, as Binghamton Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch was hospitalized after being hit in the throat by a puck during the first period of the Norfolk Admirals’ 5-1 win at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Wiercioch was struck by a clearing attempt during a power play three...

Patrick Wiercioch takes a puck in the throat

s/t to Sean Leahy of Puck Daddy... Former DU Pioneer Patrick Wiercioch while playing for the Binghamton Senators, the AHL team of the Ottawa Senators. Goon’s World would like to wish Patrick a speedy recovery. Ouch! BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton Senators have issued the following statement regarding defenseman Patrick Wiercioch, who suffered a throat injury...

Travis Yost: Prospect Patrick Wiercioch With Serious Injury After Shot to Throat

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- I'll have plenty of information on this as soon as it becomes readily available, but the early diagnosis for Patrick Wiercioch's injury after an ugly series of events appears grim. According to Joy Lindsay citing 'multiple anonymous reports', Wiercioch was placed on an assisted breathing machine after taking a puck...

Patrick Wiercioch Hurt After Taking Slapshot Clearing Attempt to Throat

A little late to the party on this one but during last night's Binghamton Senators game versus the Norfolk Admirals, Patrick Wiercioch took a puck to the throat during the first period. The Senators prospect was assisted off the ice and was immediately transported to the Lourdes Hospital. Following the game, the Binghamton Senators released the following statement: “The...
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