Luke Schenn receives stitches after taking puck to head

Luke Schenn receives stitches after taking puck to head
April 6, 2013, 8:00 pm
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba --  The Flyers nearly lost another defenseman to injury on Saturday. They already have three defenseman hurt.
 
Luke Schenn took a shot off his helmet from Tobias Enstrom during a second-period penalty kill before the Jets blew the game open in a 4-1 win over the Flyers (see game story).
 
Schenn said he received at least seven stitches to close the wound the runs on the side and partially over his right eyebrow.
 
He said the stitched area felt tender. Schenn, who was not concussed, missed about seven minutes and returned to the game with the Flyers trailing, 3-1.
 
“I felt like [the puck] went right through my helmet,” Schenn said. “Luckily, it wasn't anywhere else. Obviously, it seemed like everyone was on the other side of the ice and they moved over to [Enstrom] and he hit a wide-open lane.
 
“Usually, a good D-man will get his head up. Sometimes they shoot high. He wound up and I just tried to get in front of him and block the shot. I'm lucky. It could have been a lot worse. There were two layers of stitches. It was pretty deep.”

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