Rangers Player Loses Ear In 1st Period, Has It Reattached With 12 Stitches, Comes Back To Score OT Game Winner
New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein is made of piss, vinegar, steel, and whatever other clichéd grit you can think of.
In last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Klein took a high stick to the ear in the 1st period which led to a ton of blood. Later we found out that he actually had to have part of his ear reattached, which involved 12 stitches. He then RETURNED to the game and scored the game winning goal in overtime to give the Rangers a 3-4 win over the Penguins.
You can’t even make this shit up. I know NHL players are often heralded as the toughest of all the major pro athletes, but holy hell this guy’s a cut above the rest. He nearly lost his ENTIRE EAR in a game, and came back to win it all.
Here’s the ear after being sewn back up:
And video of his game winning goal:
Tip of the hat to NESN for sharing this story.