What's buzzing:

Puck Daddy

Sami Lepisto of Blackhawks tweets disgusting leg bruise after blocked shot in playoffs (PHOTO)

Greg Wyshynski
Puck Daddy

The Phoenix Coyotes eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks from the Stanley Cup Playoffs in six games during the opening round. Chicago defenseman Sami Lepisto, however, received a lovely parting gift after blocking an opponent's shot during the series.

OK, maybe "lovely" wasn't the right word:

View photo

.

@SamiLepisto

O.M.G. ...

That was a photo the 27-year-old Finnish player tweeted on Monday (@SamiLepisto), and it quickly became a viral hit on the web via sites like Deadspin and Larry Brown Sports. Lepisto's message that accompanied this image of his deep leg bruise:

"This is why I shouldn't be blocking slap shots!"

The question then becomes: Which player blasted him in the leg to cause this horror show?

Lepisto played three games in the series against Phoenix.

In Game 2, he didn't register a blocked shot. In Game 5, he blocked a Lauri Korpikoski slap shot at 17:52 of the second period. In Game 6, he blocked a Keith Yandle snap shot at 16:51 of the first period.

We have our suspicions that it was Korpikoski that turned Lepisto's leg into the Shroud of Turin; not only because his was a slap shot that Lepisto blocked, but because Lepisto didn't return for the third period and overtime for the Blackhawks in Game 5 after blocking that shot.

Via reader Danny Kushner, here's what appears to be the block in question:

So that's our best guess.

Lepisto becomes the latest hockey player to show off his battle damage via social media. In the last year and a half, we've had AHL player Ryan Duncan tweet his skate-slashed face; the Edmonton Oilers tweet star Taylor Hall's Frankenstein head after a skate cut in practice; and then there was Toronto Maple Leafs forward Darryl Boyce getting his nose lacerated by the photographer's hole in the glass. (Warning: None of those images are for the faint of heart.)

No matter how Sami Lepisto received that bruise … ouch. Just … ouch.

s/t Deadspin.

Other popular content on the Yahoo! network:
Relive top 25 bloopers of the NHL season and other great gaffes
Tim Brown: Albert Pujols says Angels are close to breaking out of their offensive funk
Shine: How to get stains out of sports uniforms like a pro

View Comments (655)
  • Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record

    Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances by Wang Jeung-hun and Lee Soo-min on Saturday. The talented 19-year-old Wang … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Grosjean set for five place grid penalty

    Grosjean set for five place grid penalty

    Lotus driver Romain Grosjean faces a five-place penalty on the Monaco Grand Prix starting grid for an unscheduled gearbox change. The only French driver in what amounts to a home race suffered gearbox damage on his way to eighth place in Spain two … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Hamilton keeps the big picture in mind

    Hamilton keeps the big picture in mind

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton wants to win Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix but the Formula One world champion is not about to lose sight of the bigger picture. Sunday's showcase race could see the Mercedes driver beaten by team mate … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Chinese in mid-Atlantic fight to cut Emiratis' lead

    Chinese challengers Dongfeng Race Team were leading the chase through the mid-Atlantic towards leg seven destination Lisbon on Saturday as they strove to cut the overall Volvo Ocean Race lead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The Emirati boat, skippered … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Golf-Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record

    Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances by Wang Jeung-hun and Lee Soo-min on Saturday. The talented 19-year-old Wang … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago