New Jersey Devils forward Martin Havlat was left bloody after a hit from the Washington Capitals’ Jason Chimera late in the second period of Thursday’s game.
Havlat did not return to the game, missing the entire third period. The hit, which occurred behind the Washington net, appeared to drive Havlat into the official along the boards. There was no call on the play.
Havlat was attended to by a member of New Jersey’s training staff, as blood poured onto the ice.
Updated: From The Star-Ledger:
Devils winger Martin Havlat suffered severe cuts to his nose and the area above his mouth, requiring a significant number of stitches and suggesting that the injury will keep him out of action for a longer period than hoped.