Nate Schmidt, er, I mean, Nate Schmidt’s cardboard cutout recently suffered an unfortunate injury. The former Capitals’ right shoulder was exploded off his body.
We’re told that it wasn’t a war injury. A puck struck The Gr88 Nate’s flimsy body during a Minnesota Golden Gophers’ morning skate.
— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) January 3, 2021
Hours later, an amused Schmidt saw the photo and responded.
Honestly, minus the shattered collarbone, feeling pretty good! Haha the smile is still unfazed, RAH! 〽️
— Nate Schmidt (@nateschmidt29) January 3, 2021
Others shared puns.
Once he recovers, he will play with a chip on his shoulder… (I’ll see myself out…)
— Swiss Cheese (@Brickwallhess) January 3, 2021
— Benny Bagachips (@BenRemington) January 3, 2021
First chippy play of the series 😉
— Eric Vegoe (@evegoe) January 3, 2021
In real life, Nate does not have a giant hole in his body and is starting training camp with his new team, the Vancouver Canucks, where he’s reuniting with former Caps teammates Jay Beagle and Braden Holtby.
Headline photo courtesy of @GopherHockey
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