New York Rangers defender Kevin Klein recovered from a grisly ear gash to become the hero on Monday night.
Klein took a high stick from Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Sill in the first period of the Rangers’ 4-3 overtime win, a play for which Sill was given a four-minute minor penalty.
Klein stayed in the game and scored the overtime winner with just over a minute remaining in the extra frame, hitting a new career high with his sixth goal of the season.
Head coach Alain Vigneault said afterward that part of Klein’s ear had to be reattached.
AV on Klein's ear: "He lost a piece of it and they sewed it back. Say what you want about hockey players, but they're tough SOBs boys."
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) December 9, 2014
And here’s a video of the incident from Monday’s game.
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