First off it's Chara. He's 6'7" and like 250 pounds.
And I still don't know what op is talking about.
You can die doing anything...
He was just finishing his check, it's not a big deal. Shit like this happens in hockey.
Ok seriously, it's hockey. I've gotten stitches on my neck right next to my jugular. I've seen broken legs, arms, and a neck during some of my games.
If you play the sport you know damn well the consequences of what could happen.