NHL Player Gets Gashed by Skate, Returns to Action

Injuries go hand in hand with hockey. Missing teeth are common, as are cuts and bruises from collisions and fights. However, Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn recently suffered a whole new species of injury after taking a skate to the stomach.

After Schenn's hard check sent New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus flying backward, the bottom of Zubrus's skate kicked up and sliced Schenn's stomach, leaving a deep and gruesome looking wound.

The only thing crazier than the stomach slice was the fact that Schenn returned to the ice and got back in the game. He finished with one goal, a Flyers' victory and a hardcore scar that made headlines.

Watch the video below to see Schenn's freakish injury and NHL toughness on display.


Annie Koeblitz Annie Koeblitz - STACK Associate Digital Producer Annie Koeblitz graduated from Rollins College, where she played lacrosse and majored in Critical Media & Cultural Studies and Sociology.
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