Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The Islanders website gave this update this morning.
Islanders' defenseman Jack Hillen will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a broken jaw and damaged teeth. After taking an Alex Ovechkin slap-shot to the face last night, Hillen was rushed to hospital for further evaluation. He was in surgery last night and into the morning to insert plates into his jaw.If I recall, this is the 2nd major facial this year; with Ian Laperriere taking the goods right on the lips; breaking 7 teeth. I guess there's a reason the population of Pominville is high, a lot of force behind that blast.
As for Hillen, he wasn't as lucky as Lappy. It's never good to see something like this happen, but I'm not above making semen jokes at the expense of the situation. Wish Hillen a speedy recovery, and would like to commend him on his balls. They are mighty big balls.
Also, notice how Ovechkin really shows some remorse for the situation. See Pens fans, he's not evil.