The latest edition of “hockey players are not like normal people” features Christian Djoos who will not let a silly thing like getting a puck to the face slow him down.
The rookie defenseman was on the ice for Thursday’s optional skate despite being struck in the face by a puck in Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers.
He confirmed to NBC Sports Washington that he has been cleared to play in Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins.
Pavel Buchnevich took a quick snap shot that may have deflected off the stick of a defending John Carlson. Regardless, the puck went high and struck Djoos on the right side of his face near the jaw.
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You can see the replay in the video player above.
“It was quick [Wednesday],” Djoos said. “I just went down and started bleeding a lot so I just thought get off and get stitched up.”
Djoos received eight stitches and there was quite a bit of swelling Thursday morning. But, ultimately, he avoided any major injury and it does not appear he will miss any time.
“I feel good,” he said. “[Expletive] happens, but it hit me in a good spot.”
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