Phillips escapes stitches after taking puck to ear

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:57 PM ET

DENVER — Chris Phillips’ right ear is a mess.

Fortunately for the Senators defenceman, he didn’t require any stitches after taking a puck to the ear while blocking off Pierre-Marc Bouchard in the second period of the club’s 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Thursday.

Phillips, who was forced to miss a couple of shifts to get his ear checked out in the dressing room, said the training staff had to use glue two or three times the rest of the game to stop the bleeding.

“That just kind of caught me,” said Phillips. “They didn’t have to stitch me up. They just used the glue to stop the bleeding.

“That would have been a pretty tough place to get stitches.”

Phillips said he wasn’t sure who took the shot, but also pointed out he has never hesitated to jump in front to block a shot.

“There was a couple that I was able to get in front of,” said Phillips, who also made a save in the first. “On the second one that got me in the ear, I made a bad pass at the blue line, so I guess I deserved that one.

“That’s my role, to try and be steady and make solid defensive plays. You do anything you can to keep the puck out of your net.”

bruce.garrioch@sunmedia.ca


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