Sens tough guy Chris Neil wearing battle scars

Ottawa Senators Chris Neil pictured on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, a day after the game against the...

Ottawa Senators Chris Neil pictured on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, a day after the game against the Los Angeles Kings. (BRUCE GARRIOCH/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:04 PM ET

If there was any doubt the 4-3 OT loss to the Los Angeles Kings was a tough one, Chris Neil was still wearing the battle scars Thursday morning to prove it.

The Senators' rugged winger had stitches in his nose and a black eye after taking a puck in the face and was going to need X-rays to see if it was broken. Not that it would make any difference, and it wouldn't be the first time anyway.

"If there's a fracture in my nose there's not much they can do. It's not as if they can cast it. Maybe Jimmy O'Brien they could cast, but not me," said Neil with a smile.


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