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November 7, 2011 9:40 am

Doughty fortunate to escape injury

If the NHL needs yet another walking advertisement for visor use, it can look at Drew Doughty. And, fortunately, Doughty can look back. There was a scary moment in Saturday’s game in Pittsburgh, in which a deflected puck actually went up under Doughty’s visor and hit him around the eye. Doughty got a sizable shiner for his troubles, but given his description of the play, things could have been a lot worse. Doughty missed one rotation but then returned to the game.

DOUGHTY: “I went to go stick-on-puck and it jumped up, and luckily it hit my visor. It hit my visor, and right when it hit, it was going like a saucer and as it hit my visor it flattened it. So it kind of hit me right around the whole eye. So I got lucky, because if it was a saucer I would have had stitches for sure. It would have been a huge cut and it might have hit me right on the eyeball. That wouldn’t have been good. So, if I wasn’t wearing a visor, I might not be too good today, or ever. So I got really lucky.”

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