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Video- Brodeur Appears To Be Okay After Taking A Puck To The Back Of His Neck

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Goaltender Martin Brodeur and the Devils had a scare with 1:31 remaining in tonight’s 2-1 loss in San Joses when Brodeur was struck in the back of the neck wit the puck while diving to stop a Brent Burns shot. Brodeur lay motionless on his back for about a minute before finally getting up to his knees. He eventually got up and remained in the game.

“It was more of a kind of electric shock through my body,” Brodeur explained. “It was kind of a little numbness everywhere. It went really quick through my legs and feet and fingers. I wasn’t sure. I never felt that before, so that’s why I didn’t move.  When I got up, I was a little dizzy, but I guess it’s normal when you go through a little experience like that.”


Watch below as Brodeur takes the puck to the back of his neck...

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George Malik's avatar

As a stand-up goalie—one of the dinosaurs—this is one of the reasons that I’d rather wear a helmet-cage combo like a Jofa Soderstrom cage and helmet than a “mask.” When you not-so-occasionally spin around to make stops, you’re just terrified of getting hit by sticks or pucks on the back of the head.

The backplate offers very minimal-at-best protection to your head.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/24/13 at 01:09 PM ET

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