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Pro Hockey Player Loses Part of His Ear During Game Before Returning and Doing One of the Most Hockey-Player Things You Can Think Of

"I don't know if any of you saw his ear..."

Image source: screengrab via ESPN

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."


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