Flyers' Ian Laperriere Takes a Puck to the Face

If seeing someone get hit in the face with a hockey puck makes you a little squeamish, skip this one. ↵
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↵That's Ian Laperriere on the business end of a shot from Paul Martin during the third period on Thursday night. But chin up, Ian! Your Flyers are moving on to the next round, so there's that. (The Flyers eliminated the Devils with a 3-0 win.) ↵

↵What does putting your face in the way of a slap shot earn you? Details via the Star-Ledger: ↵

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↵⇥Laperriere was hit above the right eyebrow, suffering a gash that required 60-70 stitches. He said he did not believe he suffered a head injury, but vowed never to play another game without a visor. ↵
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↵Well, if nothing else, the shot knocked some sense into Laperriere in that he'll be wearing a visor from now on. After the jump, a picture of the aftermath. ↵

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↵You can watch a full postgame interview with Laperriere here, but for illustrative purposes, here's what you look like after taking a puck off the brow. ↵

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↵(H/T to The Puck Doctors)
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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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