Jyrki Jokipakka of the Dallas Stars took a puck straight to the head Monday night against the Calgary Flames.
The Dallas defenseman was defending in front of the net when a Calgary player fired a shot from the top of the zone. The low-flying puck deflected off of another Calgary player’s stick and drilled Jokipakka in the head. (VIDEO: NHL Player Comes Off Bench, Blows Up Player To Stop Scoring Chance)
Luckily Jokipakka shook it off, and he appears to be okay. Either way, taking a puck to the head is never fun. (VIDEO: Stick Save: NHL Player Stops Slapshot With The Worst Body Part Possible)