Normally, I like to put my words into pictures. It adds substance and meat to the bone. But in this case, it was literally a finger that could have prevented Matt Duchene from ever playing in the NHL again. For those who don’t have the reference, on March 26, Duchene got in the way of a shot from teammate Dante Fabbro and the puck hit him directly on the finger. See for yourself.
@br_openice Duchene lost part of his finger blocking a shot 😳 #nhl #hockeyplayer #highlights ♬ original sound – BR_OpenIce
Worst of all, it doesn’t seem to hurt that much and indeed, with the adrenaline of the moment, Duchene revealed that it wasn’t the most intense he’d felt on this side.
Honestly, it didn’t hurt as much as previous times, but I felt weird. I took off my glove, looked at my finger and that was the last time I saw it.”
The funniest part of all is that the former Avalanche and Senators player mentions that what he found most difficult in this misadventure was not being able to help his teammates fight to the end to get into the playoffs. I’m telling you, field hockey players are weird bugs!
– The oldest of the Tkachuk brothers makes his presence felt.
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 18, 2023
Can confirm pic.twitter.com/riugo8nOg6
– Carolina Hurricanes (@Canes) April 18, 2023
🇨🇦”The time has come to look to younger players to take the place of some of the veterans” -@coachdaniele
The puck was resting on Lyon’s pad before DeBrusk knocked it in for the goal 😳 pic.twitter.com/k8Zj8oDWHH
– ESPN (@espn) April 18, 2023
– NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 18, 2023
We are saddened to share the news that Braydin Lewis lost his tough battle with glioblastoma late last night with his family by his side at the age of 19. pic.twitter.com/8F0PSp6Whd
– Fort Wayne Komets (@FWKomets) April 16, 2023