Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/20/12

And the ice skate strikes again. The gentleman you see in the photo above is Ryan Duncan, the 2007 Hobey Baker Award winner at the University of North Dakota and current member of the Portland Pirates — a Phoenix Coyotes’ AHL affiliate. Duncan took a skate to the face in overtime on Sunday afternoon and needed 45 stitches to correct the damage.

Looks like the doctors did a decent job of putting his face back together. The photo was tweeted by Duncan himself with the following message: “Skate to the face last night. 4 and a half hours getting repaired. 45 stitches. #whysoserious.”

Spoken like a true hockey player. The stitches and scar Taylor Hall were left with a couple months ago were a little more Frankensteinish, but there’s something about the slit nostril that makes me cringe every time I see it. We didn’t get a chance to see Duncan before he was stitched up, but let’s just hope his nose wasn’t quite as bad as Darryl’s Boyce’s.

Thanks to Puck Daddy for sharing the picture

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