Ottawa Senators tough guy Chris Neil left the ice bloody on Thursday after an errant Erik Karlsson pass caught him in the face.
Video will be added upon availability, but for the moment, here’s a GIF of the scene via the Sporting News’ Sean Gentille:
If you’re scratching your head and wondering “didn’t Neil just get hit in the face with a puck?” you’re right. (You’re also a lot like this post’s author …) Neil suffered a similar fate about a month ago against the Los Angeles Kings.
Neil, 34, is a rough customer, but at some point you have to wonder if he might consider a visor. Granted, one would pity the person who asked him to do so, but you know the old saying, “Hit me in the face with a puck, shame on you …”