NHL legend and current Florida Panthers player Jaromir Jagr appeared to be in high spirits even after losing his front teeth during a game Tuesday night.
Jagr took a high stick to the mouth during a skirmish in front of the net against the Ottawa Senators. As Jagr dropped to the ground in a pool of blood, it was clear that he was in an incredible amount of pain from losing a large portion of his teeth.
However, the NHL star didn’t let the fact he won’t be able to eat correctly for a long time bring his spirits down. (RELATED: NHL Announcer Sings ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ As Players Fight [VIDEO])
Dear Santa, can I get a new teeth for Christmas 🙂 it’s going to be tough to eat-good -at least I don’t get fat :))) pic.twitter.com/mifGcolCdP
— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) December 23, 2015
What might be the most impressive part of this entire saga is that Jagr managed to return to the game after a brief trip to the locker room. Classic hockey move: he gets seriously injured and instead of going straight to the hospital, he jumps back out onto the ice. (RELATED: NHL Legend Blows Off Woman’s Attempt To Extort Him With Post-Sex Photo)