Skate clips Moreau

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:50 AM ET

Ethan Moreau took a handful of stitches dangerously close to his right eye after Marian Gaborik's skate blade came up and clipped him in the face.

After the horrific images of Richard Zednik incident on Sunday, it was a little too close for comfort.

"Pretty scary play," said Moreau. "I'm not sure if it was the actual blade that hit me or the plastic of the skate. It was just a freak thing. I went to hit him and he kind of tried to hit me back, he flipped up and his skate clipped me."

Gaborik sought out Moreau during a TV timeout and apologized.

"He just said sorry," said Moreau. "He plays the game hard. I enjoy playing against him. He never talks, he just plays the game hard. He's a hell of a player."


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