Posted December 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones was hit in the face by a puck in the first period Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens, and the team said he would not return to the game. With 8 seconds remaining in the period, Jones was standing to the left of the Nashville net. A slap shot from the left point by Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov deflected off of traffic in front and struck Jones on the left side of his face. Jones, who wears a protective visor, dropped to the ice immediately and was tended to by medical personnel before skating off the ice under his own power.
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