Originally posted on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 2/8/13

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
MSG Network reporter John Giannone took a puck to the face during Thursday night's New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden against the New York Islanders. It happened in the final seconds of the second period as Rangers defenseman Marc Staal tried to send the puck down the ice, but accidentally flipped he puck towards Giannone's spot at ice level between the team benches. There was no glass to protect Giannone, who was immediately attended to by one of the Rangers trainers for cuts on the bridge of his nose and his forehead. Fortunately, Giannone was not more seriously hurt and, being the consummate professional, stayed at his post for the third period. The Rangers may want to put up some glass to protect these reporters from now on. It's a shame that Giannone had to get hit in the face before someone brought attention to this. H/T Bob's Blitz. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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