QMJHL player loses portion of finger blocking shot

Jason Fuchs of the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. (QMI Agency)

Jason Fuchs of the QMJHL's Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. (QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 10:34 PM ET

It’s never good when you see an injured hockey player skate frantically back to his bench.

It’s usually worse news when trainers frantically lead him into the dressing room.

During a QMJHL game Saturday night, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward Jason Fuchs lost a portion of his pinky after blocking a shot late in the third period in a 7-3 loss to the Quebec Remparts.

Video of the incident showed Fuchs, 18, from Bern, Switzerland, throw off his gloves after taking a slap shot to his left hand before skating to his bench in obvious pain.

Play was eventually stopped while his teammates searched the ice for a potential finger tip, according to La Presse.

Team officials also appeared to look in Fuchs' gloves for a portion of his finger.

According to the report, physicians needed 45 minutes to stitch up the wound before he rejoined his team.

A release from Rouyn-Noranda also mentioned the club’s intention to immediately start Fuchs on a rehabilitation plan.

Immediate reports said he suffered a broken finger on the play.

Through 57 CHL games this season, Fuchs has 14 goals and 31 assists.

There’s no timeline for his recovery.


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