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Bruins coach drilled in head by puck, returns to bench with ghastly staple job (photos)


Proving yet again that the players aren’t the only tough guys on the bench during an NHL game — Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice comes to mind — Boston Bruins assistant coach Doug Houda took a puck that flew into the bench straight to the dome during Wednesday night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Houda (above) made his way to the locker room after the puck-to-skull drilling with a towel covering up what the aftermath indicates was a pretty healthy gash in his cranium.

But Houda, a veteran of 561 games split between the NHL and minors during a lengthy pro hockey career, knows how to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’, as he returned to the bench later, sporting a ghastly staple job more befitting a gruesome Halloween makeup job as opposed to a real human head.

Yowsers. While not commenting on the quality of the staple job at all, Houda’s scalp makes it look like Dr. Frankenstein was on duty Wednesday night. Sheesh.

[H/T Sporting News, top image credit: Weekend at Bergy’s/Twitter]