Erik Johnson is tough, shakes off Rick Nash’s skate to his face


Hockey players are so tough that a good chunk of hockey (and other sports) fans are tired of hearing about it.

For the rest, Erik Johnson provides the latest jaw-dropping moment of resilience, as he somehow seemingly only suffered a cut lip after Rick Nash‘s skate caught him in the face in a freak accident.

(Do note that these situations can change, and if things are actually worse for Johnson, it will be noted.)

Want a few GIFs/additional angles of that scary moment? Here you go.

Wild stuff.

Update: The Avalanche ended up beating the Rangers 2-1, so that might make the soreness feel justified.