During the second period of Tuesday’s tilt between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils, Flyers center Brayden Schenn suffered an injury to his abdomen on a bizarre play when the skate blade of Dainius Zubrus came up and slashed him on the stomach, causing a five-inch laceration.
Schenn delivered a punishing check on Zubrus right in front of the Devils’ bench, causing Zubrus to tumble backwards. The momentum of the fall caused Zubrus’ skate to come up, slicing through Schenn’s jersey and resulting in a nasty cut.
Schenn was no worse for wear — save for the slightly gruesome-looking slice, which didn’t require stitches — and returned to the game.
Not only that, it was Schenn’s goal on a snap shot 1:50 into overtime that gave the Flyers a 3-2 victory. Nicely done.
Like all hockey players, Schenn takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The same can be said about a Timex watch, but how many Timex watches could suffer a five-inch laceration from a skate blade during a hockey game and continue to play. None. Because watches can’t skate. Nor do watches have abdomens. Something to think about.