“On Monday night, Flyers captain Chris Pronger was clipped near the right eye by the stick of Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski, who was following through on a shot. Pronger immediately fell to the ice before racing to the team’s dressing room. Pronger will be confined to bed rest and see the eye doctor each day during that time — he could rejoin the team in “10 days to two weeks.”
Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who took a shot right between the eyes during a Ducks-Sharks game on Oct. 17. Fortunately, Beauchemin was wearing a visor, which saved him from a potentially devastating injury.
“I could have lost my eye,” Beauchemin told the Orange County Register. “I could have broken the bone. A lot of things could have happened without (the visor).”