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An Ounce of Prevention

From Damien Cox in The Spin at the Toronto Star,

Sure was nasty watching the fine young Philadelphia defenceman, Braydon Coburn, take a puck in the face Sunday night in Game 2 between the Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.

He was cut badly near the eye, and may or may not be able to play in Game 3.

Surely, it could have been worse.  Yet wasn’t it also preventable?

Given where the injury was, it would appear a half-shield would have blocked the puck from hitting Coburn in the face. But he doesn’t wear one, and so he was lost for the game, and maybe more.

continued…

*And more on this topic today from Greg Wyshynski at the Yahoo! Sports blog, Puck Daddy

Filed in: NHL Teams, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: braydon+coburn, visors

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