Nathan Gerbe Takes Skate to the Face, Skates Off Ice on Own His Power (Video)

There are few things scarier in the world of sports than when a hockey player gets a skate blade near the face or neck. On Friday night, Sabres forward Nathan Gerbe got one of those scares.

Gerbe took the skate of teammate Paul Gaustad to the face in the third period of Buffalo's loss to the Detroit Red Wings, as Gaustad slipped and fell following a face-off at center ice. Gaustad's foot flew up into the air where it caught the 5-foot-5 Gerbe's face. Gerbe immediately threw off his gloves, clutched his face and skated off of the ice to receive medical attention.

According to NHL Network's David Amber, Gerbe's nose and lip were cut. Of course, Gerbe is a hockey player, and thus, he's considered day-to-day, according to Amber.

See the video below, with a stick tap to Yahoo's Puck Daddy blog.

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