Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goalie best
known for having his jugular vein slashed by a skate in a 1989 game
with Buffalo, is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in
the chin with a rifle.
Wife Christy told sheriff's deputies that the .22-caliber rifle
discharged after her husband placed the butt on the ground between
his legs. He had been shooting rabbits.
The 47-year-old former player, now a goalie coach with the
Columbus Blue Jackets, was flown by helicopter to a Reno hospital
for treatment Tuesday.
"Our concern is with Clint and his well being," the Blue
Jackets said Thursday. "We are optimistic that he will have a full
recovery very soon."
Sheriff's investigators continue to look into the events surrounding the shooting.