Zach Parise picks up lost tooth off the ice (Video)

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Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Edmonton Oilers' Andrew Ference (21) mix it up during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)
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Did you ever like Zach Parise's smile? Did you ever think his pearly whites emanated sunshine, rainbows and happiness. Then today is a bad day for you.

Take a look at what happened to Parise in Minnesota's Tuesday evening game against Edmonton Parise took a puck in the face and lost a tooth. Ouch. The video please. 

 

And then Parise had the wherewithal to pick up said Chiclet and skate off the ice with it. How nice of him. Look at the concern on Ryan Suter’s face as he watches his partner in 13-year $98 million contract crime go through pain. And then as Parise skates off, Suter gives him a stick-tap on the behind. How cute. 

Anyway, Parise returned. Because he’s tough. He’s a hockey player. And losing teeth is a badge of honor for these guys.

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