Originally written on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 3/21/12

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Aaron Rome #29 of the Vancouver Canucks and Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks battle for the puck during the first period in preseason action at the Honda Center on September 17, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Canucks defeated the Ducks 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

In Monday night NHL action from Minnesota, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome punched Minnesota Wild forward Stephane Veilleux in the face. However, it was Rome's teammate, defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who actually absorbed the worst of the impact after Rome's punch knocked Veilleux's helmet into Bieska's face.



It happened in the second period of the game. No penalties were called on the play, and Bieska was OK after shaking out the cobwebs.

It could have been a lot worse. At least his teammate didn't hit him in the mouth with his stick.

H/T Sports Grid.
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