"He really came as close to dying as one could. Some of that gets lost after the event, once you know he's all right. There were a number of grave threats to his life. He lost a tremendous amount of blood ... He could have died at any moment."
The problem for Zednik this season is that, on every stop Florida makes, he's going to be front and centre, forced to relive the moment again and again. And he doesn't exactly sound up to it.
"I don't want to think about it. I want to play hockey. I don't want what happened in my mind."
I'm not sure how you avoid that, other than to hide him from the media entirely.