Report: Hawks’ Forsling suffers brutal injury after taking puck in the mouth

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Chicago Blackhawks sophomore Gustav Forsling seems to be having a little more puck luck this season, with three assists already in just four games, a marked improvement on his three in 38 games last season. However, the puck didn’t treat him so well in Tuesday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens.

The 21-year-old defenseman took a puck to the mouth and was cut badly in the team’s 3-1 victory. According to Chicago Sun Times reporter Mark Lazerus, Forsling was cut for nearly 15 stitches. Ouch.

Here’s the play in question:

That’s gotta hurt. Don’t EVER say that hockey players aren’t tough as nails.

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