DETROIT -- The Red Wings have had some really bad luck with blocked shots this season.
On Saturday night, it was Patrick Eaves' turn. With the Nashville Predators on a power play and trailing 4-1 late in the third period, rookie defenseman Roman Josi took a shot from the blue line.
The puck rose and appeared to hit Eaves squarely in his right ear. Eaves immediately fell to the ice and flopped on his back. Trainer Piet Van Zant and team doctors rushed to his side, along with captain Nick Lidstrom.
"He was cut either around his ear or in the ear," Lidstrom said. "And he was in a lot of pain when he was down there. He went to the hospital right away to get a check-up, see what really happened to him."
The Wings public relations department released a statement shortly before midnight Saturday saying that Eaves suffered a fractured jaw and would remain at the Detroit Medical Center overnight.
The statement said Eaves would undergo further evaluation in the next several days to deter...