Edmonton Oilers center Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after being nailed by a high stick from Zack Kassian during the second period of Saturday’s preseason game between the Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kassian whipped his stick around his body and whacked Gagner in the jaw with it, leaving the Oilers center with a mess of a face. Kassian was suspended the rest of the preseason and the first five games of the regular season for the infraction.
Gagner says he is already doing well in his recovery. He shared a photo on Twitter Monday of how his face looked after the injury. It’s pretty nasty:
Thank you all for the support. Excited to come back stronger and hopefully better looking than a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/jyU91TMSuu
— Sam Gagner (@89SGagner) September 24, 2013
Below is a video of the play where he got hurt