You've seen hockey players search the ice for lost contact lens, but rarely do you see them searching for part of a player's finger. Rouyn-Noranda Huskies' forward Jason Fuchs is going to be okay, but there was a not-for-the-squeamish moment on Saturday night after Fuchs had the tip of his left pinky shredded after it was struck by a slapshot.
Fuchs sped to the bench while the play was ongoing. After the whistle, according to La Presse hockey writer François Parenteau, Fuchs' teammates were looking on the ice "in search of a potential fingertip." It took more than 45 minutes to stanch the bleeding and sew the wound shot. In a release, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League said that Fuchs' finger is broken but he was able to rejoin the Huskies for their trip home to Rouyn-Noranda following the game.
The video isn't gory, but one can get a sense how serious the freak occurrence was. It looks like the Huskies' medical staff is poking around in Fuchs' glove for the fingertip.
(There's an obvious pun involving Fuchs' surname, but please don't go there.)
There is no timeline set for Fuchs' return to hockey, but at least setting a recovery plan was mentioned in the release. It could have been so much worse.
The 18-year-old native of Bern, Switzerland was sixth in team scoring with 14 goals and 45 points across 57 games during the QMJHL regular season.
Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.