Video: Bieksa leaves game after taking a puck to the face (Updated)


Bad news for the Anaheim Ducks, as defenseman Kevin Bieksa had to leave the game — at least for the moment — after taking a puck to the face.

The incident happened in the second period, as a Roman Polak shot deflected up and hit Bieksa, who immediately fell to the ice. It appeared he took the puck near the mouth.

The good news was that he skated off under his own power, but he missed all but one shift of the second period.

Updated: Per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, Bieksa will not return to the game.