Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil took a puck to the face in the third period of a win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. Teammate Erik Karlsson went to flip the puck into the attacking zone and it caught Neil near the right eye, leaving a gash that went from above his eyebrow to the bottom of his nostril. There was a lot of blood.
In typical hockey player fashion, Neil missed only a shift and returned after getting stitched up. His new nickname could easily be “Scarface” once the wound heals.
Hey Chris Neil put on a visor. pic.twitter.com/S3RLMY5Ki4
— Dustin Nielson (@nielsonTSN1260) November 8, 2013
We thought watching players pull out their own teeth was tough, but that made me cringe. I’d probably pass out if I saw that much blood pouring from my face.
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