This, as they say, is not for the squeamish.
Here’s a quick look at the incident, via 25 Stanley:
Naturally, Neil returned to the ice in under 10 minutes, with a significant gash above his eye. Because, hockey, that’s why.
Of course, this probably wouldn't have happened if Neil had been wearing a visor. Just like he probably wouldn't have been injured by Max Pacioretty's stick in Jan. 2011 with one, too. But as Neil told the NY Times in March: “I think if everyone’s wearing no visor guys would be more respectful around the league with their sticks.” So no visor for him, thanks.
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