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Barney’s Movie Had Heart, But ‘Puck in the Groin’ Had A Puck In The Groin

Yamma-hamma. Canucks defenseman Sami Salo was injured in one of the most unpleasant ways imaginable at the end of the first period during Sunday’s Game 5 of the Vancouver-Chicago playoff series when he absorbed a Duncan Keith slapshot right to his, um, man parts. Ugh. Salo was taken to the hospital but encouraging news surfaced later last night that Salo did not, in fact, suffer a ruptured testicle, as was originally speculated. So I guess that’s a good thing.

Despite the positive development that he didn’t lose one of his testicular soldiers in battle , there are still few things that sound worse than taking a hunk of frozen, vulcanized rubber right to the junk. At the same time, hockey players are tough bastards so it wouldn’t be a shock if  Salo is  suited up and ready to play come tomorrow night for Game 6.


Video: Sami Salo takes puck to groin, hospitalized (updated) [Puck Daddy]