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Wings lose Ben Street to a scary skate-to-head cut

From the Toronto Star's Mark Zwolinski:

The Maple Leafs lost their second pre-season game in as many nights on Friday, 2-1 to the Red Wings — who lost forward Ben Street after a skate cut to the neck.

Street was involved in a collision along the boards in the second period when a skate accidentally made contact. He immediately grabbed his neck with his gloved hand and left the ice under his own power. The early update from the Wings was that Street was in stable condition.

Update: From the Canadian Press:

Detroit's Ben Street left in the second period after getting cut in the neck area by a Leafs skate. Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill said Street was in stable condition when he was taken to hospital and will stay overnight as a precaution.

Update #2: From the Toronto Star's Mark Zwolinski:

After the game, Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said the 29-year-old Street would stay in hospital overnight for precautionary reasons.

“He had a deep cut there,” Blashill said. “He left the arena in stable condition, but he’ll stay in hospital overnight. I’d say it’s precautionary at this point, and he should be okay.

“Any time you see a guy come off the ice right away like that, it’s (scary),” Blashill added.

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That’s always damn scary

Posted by SlimChance on 10/07/16 at 10:52 PM ET

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