Yowza. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Martin Necas was simply trying to get a little net-front presence in front of Montreal’s Charlie Lindgren but instead might be ending 2019 with a lot less teeth.
The puck comes from a point shot and seems to hit him directly in the jaw. Necas immediately throws his gloves and reaches for his face in pain — the refs blew the play down immediately.
— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) January 1, 2020
Necas skated off the ice for repairs in a hurry, and returned at the start of the third period.
Jesus. Martin Necas just took a shot to the face immediately threw his gloves off, fell down and ran to the room. Hope that's not as bad as it looked
— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) January 1, 2020
The 20-year-old has 9 goals and 22 points through 35 games this season.
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