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An update to the horrific injury suffered by Johnny Boychuk in last night's game

The veteran defenseman takes a skate blade directly to the face.

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In case you missed it yesterday evening, there was a very scary situation in Long Island after New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk took a skate blade to the face from Montreal Canadiens forward Arturri Lehkonen.

Check it out:


The good news: Boychuk helped himself off the ice and didn't see to be in any immediate life-threatening danger. The bad news is, of course, that the "kick" occurred VERY clock to Boychuk's eye.

Islanders broadcaster Colby Cohen though is reporting that Boychuk's vision is okay.


It seems like Boychuk may have NARROWLY dodged a bullet:


Islanders coach Barry Trotz would only say that Boychuk is being evaluated and would not offer up much in the way of an update.


“I think he’ll be OK, but it doesn’t matter, it’s a scary situation,” Islander captain Anders Lee said after the game. “You hate to see that happen. It happens quick, skate in the face. We’ll check on him here, that’s where our minds are right now, that’s for sure.”