Mikhail Grabovski Gets Accidental Skate to the Face (GIF)
At Saturday’s NHL match-up between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Caps’ Mikhail Grabovski faced off against his old teammates in Toronto, and suffered a pretty nasty injury in the process.
It happened when Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson‘s skate accidentally hit Grabovski in the face after a failed dive. The hit essentially split Grabovski’s face in two and required 20 stitches to put back together. But that wasn’t the end of Grabovski’s night on the ice, as he ultimately came back in time for the third period.
You can see a GIF of the incident (which cuts out before you see any blood) below. And there’s an image of Grabovski’s face up top. It hurts just looking at it, so I can only imagine how it must have felt.
Hat Tip – [@cjzero]