NHL Defenseman Reveals Scabbed and Asymmetric Face After Blocking Shot With It

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Tucker Poolman, a defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets, blocked a shot with his face against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Poolman’s teammate, Andrew Copp, shot a video in which Poolman revealed the right side of his face to be scabbed and heavily swollen (via TMZ):

Here’s a screengrab of Poolman’s reveal; the right side of his face is significantly larger than the left:

If for some reason you’re dying to see it, here’s the video of Poolman blocking the shot with his face from Tuesday night:

Poolman, by the way, returned to the game after his face was stitched up. If this happened to me, I think you could expect me to step away from blogging until like next Memorial Day. If not longer.


Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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