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Steve Downie has a brutal shiner from Aaron Volpatti fight

Believe it or not, the worst injury from last Friday’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals had nothing to do with the line brawl that broke out in the third period. Earlier in the game, Flyers forward Steve Downie dropped the gloves with Capitals forward Aaron Volpatti. The end result was painful for Downie. Here’s what his eye looked like just after the fight ended:

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Volpatti, who is known for being a great fighter, rocked Downie with a left hand directly to the right eye. According to Eye on Hockey, Downie remained in the hospital for two nights after the game for observation. Reporters got a look at the aftermath on Thursday:

For obvious reasons, Downie is not playing on Thursday night. Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News shared another photo, noting that Downie is dealing with swollen sinuses and nerve issues.

See, kids — dropping the gloves isn’t always cool. Unless, of course, you’re looking to go as Satan for Halloween. Then I guess you can kill two birds with one stone by getting banged out.



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