Jets' Bryan Little gets 25-plus stitches after taking puck to head

Kyle CantlonNHL Editor
Bryan Little too a slapshot to the head Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils. (Fred Greenslade/Canadian Press via AP)
Bryan Little too a slapshot to the head Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils. (Fred Greenslade/Canadian Press via AP)

After taking a teammates’ slapshot to the head in a scary incident on Tuesday, Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little required 25-30 stitches, according to the team.

The Jets’ release noted that the laceration was closed before Little was transferred to the neurological unit at St. Boniface hospital for further observation, and that he was alert at all times and in “good spirits” this morning.

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No further updates were provided as of this writing.

Here's a look at the play, which saw a Nikolaj Ehlers cannon strike Little directly on the left side of his skull when he was skating behind the net after delivering a pass to the point:

Little, who has an unfortunate history with head injuries, just recently returned to the Jets’ lineup after his most recent concussion caused him to miss the first nine games of this season.

The 31-year-old has tallied a pair of goals and three assists in seven games with the Jets this season.

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