Milan Lucic was counting his lucky stars Saturday night.
The Edmonton Oilers forward left during the second period of his team’s 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights after taking an inadvertent skate to the throat. Lucic suffered a significant cut, but it could’ve been much worse.
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After the game, Lucic tweeted a photo of the wound, which required multiple stitches.
Taking a skate to the throat is one of the scariest things things hockey players worry about on a daily basis.
Perhaps the only thing more horrifying is taking a puck to the head, something that happened to Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault against the Boston Bruins on Saturday.