Zemgus Girgensons Hit in the Face With a Puck, Reminds Us that Visors Don't Do Much to Protect Players


Zemgus Girgensons is a 19-year old rookie for the Buffalo Sabres. During Buffalo’s 4-3 win over the New  York Islanders on Tuesday night, Girgensons was standing in front of the net when a Tyler Myers shot hit him in the forehead. Girgensons immediately went to the ground where he started to bleed on the ice. Girgensons was wearing a visor, which didn’t do him much good. Being a hockey player, he probably wanted to get right back on the ice, but the Sabres decided against that.

“Upper body” sounds so nice, doesn’t it? Luckily, he just needed some stitches and an ice pack and he’ll be back out there soon with the minimal amount of safety equipment required by the NHL rule book.

Meanwhile, Girgensons decided to take to Twitter for the first time in a week. Instead of giving fans a look at his freshly-stitched face, he instead chose to retweet this:

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