There have been some pretty nasty instances of flying pucks finding players faces recently. Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin missed several games after having his cheekbone broken by a dump in earlier this season and we all remember seeing Marc Staal catch a deflection into the eye that nearly blinded him. It’s just one of those risks that NHL players have to take when they play the game.
Well that risk became a reality once again last night when Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil took a puck straight to the face that produced a significant amount of blood.
It actually wasn’t as bad as it seemed though, or at least for Chris Neil it wasn’t. After getting stitched up he was back on the ice in no time.
Hey Chris Neil put on a visor. pic.twitter.com/S3RLMY5Ki4
— Dustin Nielson (@nielsonTSN1260) November 8, 2013