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Warsofsky Leaves Game After Taking Puck to Face



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It looks like San Jose Sharks assistant coach Ryan Warsofsky escaped a serious injury tonight.

With just seconds left in the first period, the Sharks on the penalty kill, Logan Couture deflected a Miro Heiskanen stretch pass into the bench, and directly into Warsofsky’s face.

Warsofsky went down and head coach David Quinn called for immediate medical assistance. The defense (and ironically) PK coach managed to walk his way into the San Jose Sharks locker room, with the help of head trainer Ray Tufts, holding a towel to his left side.

It was a scary situation, but the update from the San Jose Sharks was positive as the first intermission wrapped up.

Warsofsky came back two minutes into the second period, sporting a massive scar just over his left eye, but apparently, no worse for the wear otherwise. He remained on the bench for the rest of the game, as the Sharks battled back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3.

“Quickly, I was worried,” Quinn said after the scare, before quipping. “At the end of the period, we’re able to get in there right away. We knew that he was OK, he was gonna come back. I actually think he put his head in the way because it was a TNT game. Good move by him.”

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