New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey took a skate blade to the face and was forced to leave the team's game against Toronto on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at 16:38 of the third period, when Hickey fell while attempting to check Leafs forward Mike Santorelli. Santorelli's skate nicked the right side of Hickey's face, under his visor. Hickey did not return to the Isles' 5-2 loss.
The Islanders have not released any updates on Hickey's condition, though it's clear that he had to have some work done.
Asked someone how many stitches Thomas Hickey needed to close skate cut under mouth. "Too many to count."— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 22, 2014
-- Anna Celia Gallegos