NHL Analyst Brian Engblom Hit In Head With Puck, Returns To Game (Video)

by NESN Staff

March 30, 2015

PITTSBURGH — NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby tipped Brenden Dillon’s outlet pass over the glass with 1:42 left in the period. The puck deflected right at Engblom, who was broadcasting from the ice-level area between the teams’ benches at CONSOL Energy Center.

A Penguins trainer quickly examined Engblom, a former NHL player, and put a towel up to his head before taking him to the locker room for stitches. The 60-year-old Engblom returned to his analyst duties for the third period — sporting a big gash across his forehead.

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“I felt bad,” a smiling Crosby said during a postgame interview with Engblom. “You were back out there pretty quick. I give you credit for getting back out here.”

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