Capitals Player Loses Chunk Of His Hear Blocking a Shot Against the Panthers

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By Mary Clarke | 7:22 am, October 21, 2016

There’s sacrificing your body to block a shot, and then there’s actually losing a piece of your body to block a shot. That’s what Daniel Winnik found out when blocking a shot against the Panthers late in the third period.

That point-blank shot from Reilly Smith was apparently enough to take a piece off of Winnik’s ear. Yes, seriously.

Barry Trotz said Daniel Winnik lost a little piece of his ear when the puck hit him in the head. Seriously.

— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) October 21, 2016

Winnik was down on the ice for a few moments after the head shot before being escorted to the locker room. The Capitals forward eventually made his way back into the game without missing a shift. Here’s a better look at the blocked shot (via


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