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After Nearly Having A Testicle Ruptured, Sami Salo Showed Some Serious Balls Today

Canucks defenseman Sami Salo, a/k/a the TOUGHEST MAN IN THE WORLD, showed an unparalleled level of commitment to his team by showing up and participating in Vancouver’s morning skate earlier today at GM Palace. Head coach Alain Vigneault said earlier that Salo is still considered “day-to-day” but has not been technically scratched from the lineup at this point. And with the Canucks facing elimination tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks, they could certainly use Salo, even if the manpower he can provide at this point is half-cocked at best.

But seriously, the guy took a damn slapshot straight to the friggin’ crotch on Sunday. He had to go the hospital. I will tell you this: I wouldn’t leave my house for at least three months if something that terrifyingly awful happened to me. Crap, I would need a year of intense therapy at a minimum simply to walk around without wearing two nut cups.

Sami Salo turns up for morning skate with Canucks [The Vancouver Sun]
(previously at the Sportress: Barney’s Movie Had Heart, But ‘Puck in the Groin’ Had A Puck In The Groin)