NHL player Kevin Klein is proving why hockey players are considered so tough.
After a high stick in the first period Monday night, the New York Rangers' player lost part of his ear — it'd take 13 stitches to repair, ESPN reported — but he stayed in the fight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It turned out his team would need him in a big way as the game went into overtime.
Hanging on 3-3, the Rangers needed a goal and with two minutes left in the overtime period, Klein gave them what they needed, whipping home a shot from center ice.
Watch the game highlights below:
"I don't know if any of you saw his ear, but he lost a piece of it," New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault remarked of his game-winning player. "We sewed it back."
Klein tweeted a picture of his repaired ear on Tuesday morning, proclaiming, "Saw the plastic surgeon this morning it is all good."
Thanks everyone! Saw the plastic surgeon this morning it is all good. #tysonbitme pic.twitter.com/xqJQuxz7r6
— Kevin Klein (@Realkevinklein8) December 9, 2014
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