Red Wings’ Drew Miller Takes Skate to Face, Avoids Permanent Eye Injury

April 1st, 2015 by Dan Carson Leave a reply »

Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller avoided disfigurement by the slimmest of margins Tuesday night when a wild, high skate cut across his cheek and eye socket. 

The scary incident occurred after a faceoff early in the first period of Detroit's 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Miller rushed in to dig out the puck and caught a skate flush in the face as Ottawa winger Mark Stone tumbled forward onto the ice.

It was a freak, but not singular, brand of accident, and Miller quickly gained his feet and left the ice to seek medical attention.'s Mike Johnston posted footage of the incident. It's not a sight for the squeamish.

Warning: Video contains images that may be disturbing.

Fortunately, the 31-year-old forward appears to have avoided any permanent damage to his eye, according to Red Wings beat writer Bill Roose:

An image of Miller and his facial lacerations surfaced after the game. It's pretty nasty, and it could've been even worse.

Warning: Image shows a nasty, bloody injury.

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