Rangers’ Dan Girardi visits dentist after taking puck to the face

  • Posted on: Apr 21 2015

Hockey is a dangerous sport and although hockey players wear mouth guards to help protect their teeth, a puck to the face can cause severe injuries and tooth damage. Rangers player Dan Girardi found this out the hard way during a recent game against the Penguins.

Girardi took a deflected shot to the side of his face during the third period of the game. Trainer Jim Ramsey was nearby to treat Girardi, but he later left to see a dentist. Girardi did not return to the game. His coach, Alain Vigneault, confirmed that Girardi was seeing a dentist, but did not elaborate on his condition.

“The only thing I heard after the game was that the dentist was looking at him,” Vigneault said. “That’s the only update that I have.”

Even without Girardi, the Rangers managed to beat the Penguins with a score of 2-1. Hopefully Girardi has a speedy recovery and does not need extensive dental work.

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