NHL playoffs: Hard hits and injuries

Associated Press
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser is helped off the ice after getting hit in the face by a puck during the third period of Game 4 of their NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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Hockey is a notoriously violent sport, but the number of injuries during this season's Stanley Cup playoffs seems unusually high. Players have been losing teeth, getting hit in the face with pucks, and even suspended.

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