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Steve Bernier injures himself on missed hit

Bernier didn't connect with the thing he meant to.

Steve Bernier did not end 2014 on a good note.

The New Jersey Devils veteran was injured on Wednesday in Detroit when he missed a hit and collided with the glass instead. The intended victim was Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith, who saw Bernier coming and managed to dodge him at the last second.

Bernier was not so lucky.

He laid on the ice for a few minutes before getting helped to his feet by a couple of teammates. The game ended shortly afterwards, so there wasn't an immediate update on his condition. One can only hope it isn't anything too serious, because nothing about the play looked good.