While concussion continue to be one of the scariest things on the ice, however the rare skate blade is just as scary.
It's usually unavoidable and comes during fluke plays and the close calls only happen every couple of years.
We saw a very close one which involved one of the Detroit Red Wings top prospects.
Wings prospect Moritz Seider got tangled up and was saved by his neck guard as an opponents skate blade came across his neck.
It's a serious situation and thankfully he was ok, however an inch or two could have been a very scary situation.
Check out the footage in the video below: