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Top 10 craziest non-hockey NHL injuries (not our list, someone else’s)

Jan 10, 2012, 7:02 PM EST

Glenn Healy

Dustin Penner’s pancake-related injury has inspired Sportsnet.ca to compile a top-10 list of the “craziest non-hockey NHL injuries.”

Our favorite? Former goalie Glenn Healy cutting his hand for 40 stitches while cleaning his bagpipes. In hindsight, his biggest mistake was buying bagpipes made of knives.

Honorary mention goes to then-Canucks defenseman Brent Sopel, who threw out his back picking up a cracker in 2007. Although in fairness, it was a Triscuit, and you could chuck one of those through a brick wall.

Notable omission from the list is another former Canuck, Michael Grabner, who in 2009 tore up his ankle playing soccer in the hallway before a game.

“I just jumped up and my heel got caught on the wall and I landed on my toes and rolled over,” explained Grabner.

/pictures it and tries not to laugh

//laughs, but doesn’t feel bad because he recovered, scored a bunch of goals and now he’s rich

  1. taytay099 - Jan 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Joe Sakic had to have surgery on his hand after a snowblower accident. Imagine that.

  2. Brian - Jan 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    I dunno about this list, a couple of those really aren’t all that funny/crazy. You can really hurt yourself slipping on a patch of ice or falling out the back of a boat. Anybody remember Darren Turcotte bursting his eardrum with a Q-tip when he played for Nashville? That was crazy. Though not that funny since it basically ended his career.

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