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Even with Zednik's injury, pro players not likely to use neck guards

Updated: February 13, 2008, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Even a neck guard may not have prevented Richard Zednik's near-fatal injury on Sunday.

Just ask Jassen Cullimore, whose jersey was splattered with blood as he helped his Florida Panthers teammate off the stained ice.

Cullimore has come close to having his neck cut open -- and the veteran defenseman has the scars to prove it. But don't expect him, his teammates or other NHL players to start wearing neck guards because of Zednik's accident. Like helmet cages, neck ...

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