Cam Atkinson takes a skate to the face from Ryan Kesler

Cam Atkinson takes a skate to the face from Ryan Kesler

Some scary stuff in Anaheim. Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson took a skate to the face from Ducks forward Ryan Kesler midway through the third period of Friday's contest. Linked is the gif from Gfycat.com. Warning, it's somewhat graphic. 

The play clearly looked unintentional from Kesler's end. Atkinson fortunately wears a visor, and skated off the ice, but was looked at by a trainer. He went to the locker room clutching his face with a towel.

Notes Columbus Dispatch beat reporter Aaron Portzline who is on the scene, Atkinson appears to not have sustained damage to his eye.