In the third period, Caps forward Daniel Winnik blocked a shot with the side of his head.
Winnik writhed in pain on the ice before going down to the locker room. He returned several minutes later and we all assumed he was okay.
He was not. According to Barry Trotz, Winnik lost a part of his ear.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 21, 2016
“Yeah, he didn’t know what was going to happen,” Trotz said to the media. “He got the puck sort of in the ear hole and it sort of pinched off his ear. The trainers looked at him and he was just fine. He was just missing a part of his ear. He got chewed up a little bit. Yeah, it’s just a small piece [that’s missing].”
Matt Hendricks would be proud.
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