Michal Kempny has had a great year, but his face has not.
During the Stanley Cup Final, Kempny slipped on a puck and crashed headfirst into the boards, opening up a gnarly cut on the bridge of his nose. Weird? Oh, it gets weirder. In November, Travis Boyd almost knocked Kempny unconscious while trying to hug his teammate during a goal celebration. Then, a month ago, a helmetless Kempny was struck in the eye by a deflected puck during warmups.
You would think all that bad face luck would be enough for three separate NHL careers, but Sunday against the Rangers, Kempny’s face got beat up again.