Andrej Sustr’s visor broke during a fight with Miles Wood. He needed over 15 stitches to close the cuts on his face.
In 2013, the NHL introduced a rule that made helmet visors mandatory for all new players coming into the league. NHL officials would also begin accessing minor penalties to players who take off their helmets during fights. But, in a dangerous sport like hockey, those rules don’t universally prevent head injuries. And on Saturday night, a visor caused an even worse injury during a fight.
During the Tampa Bay Lightning’s game against the New Jersey Devils, Andrej Sustr’s visor broke in half after being punched in the face by Miles Wood.
Sustr was lucky to not receive any serious damage to his eye, but left the arena with over 15 stitches.