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Alex Ovechkin takes puck to face during practice, gets a nasty cut

Alex Ovechkin

The only thing worse than taking a puck to the face and gashing your chin open during a game is taking a puck to the face and gashing your chin open during practice. Alex Ovechkin could attest to that, although the Washington Capitals star seemed to take it quite well.

According to the Washington Post, Ovechkin took a puck to the face during Thursday’s practice and had to leave to get it stitched up. Ovie shared a couple of pictures of the injury on his Twitter account. That one was after he received 22 stitches. This is the before, which was captioned “It’s hockey hahaha.”

That looks pretty painful, but we’ve seen worse. At least he didn’t take a skate to the face that sliced open his nostril or turned him into Frankenstein. That’s what we call an occupational hazard.

Photo: Michael Miller/Wikimedia via CC BY-SA 4.0

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