Oilers’ Milan Lucic Takes Skate To Throat, Shows Off Gnarly Battle Scar

Milan Lucic was counting his lucky stars Saturday night.

The Edmonton Oilers forward exited 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, the former Boston Bruin 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 have to worry about.

Perhaps the only thing more horrifying is taking a puck to the head, a fate that Montreal Canadiens forward Phillip Danault suffered against the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

Thumbnail photo via Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

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