Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy was struck in the face by the skate blade of Winnipeg center Mathieu Perreault during the third period of the Penguins’ 1-0 loss to the Jets. Luckily for Lovejoy he escaped major injury.
A team official said Ben Lovejoy needed an unspecified number of stitches to close the wound he received, but that he was on the team flight back to Pittsburgh and “looks good, all things considered.”
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Ben Lovejoy continues to log significant minutes for the Penguins, despite his absence from the scoresheet. The defenseman has never reached the 20 point mark in his NHL career.