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Douglas Murray out of action with broken Adam’s apple

San Jose Sharks v Calgary Flames

CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 24: Olli Jokinen #13 of the Calgary Flames is taken down by Douglas Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks in first period NHL action on January 24, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

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San Jose defenseman Douglas Murray won’t have a chance to suit up for Hockey Day in America against the Red Wings thanks to taking a puck in the throat.

The new from’s Kevin Kurz is that Murray will be out of action thanks to a broken Adam’s apple.

Yes, really.

Murray was hit in the throat by a puck Thursday night against Tampa Bay and was taken to the hospital for observation. If you need to take a second to wince and let that settle into your mind, go ahead, we understand.

The Sharks will look to keep their run of great play against Detroit going without their biggest and most physical defensive presence. On the upside, San Jose may be getting Jason Demers back after suffering a lower body injury on January 24. Demers gives them a bit more experience on the blue line with Murray out, but it’s not an ideal situation for the Sharks going up against a Red Wings team that hasn’t lost at home since November 3.