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Blackhawks defenseman blocks shot, tweets grotesque leg bruise

May 1, 2012, 11:11 AM EDT

It’s been seven days since the Chicago Blackhawks were eliminated from the postseason by the Phoenix Coyotes, but defenseman Sami Lepisto is still feeling the pain.

Here’s what the 27-year-old Finn posted yesterday to his Twitter account:


“This is why I shouldn’t be blocking slap shots!!” Lepisto tweeted.

Just so we’re clear, this bruise isn’t the culmination of a billion blocks or anything. credits Lepisto with two blocked shots in three playoffs games, one of them coming in the Game 6 elimination contest against the Coyotes.

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  1. bigjay271 - May 1, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Ever hear of a guy by the name of Ian Laperriere? Blocked a shot with his face. Lost 7 teeth and came back the next period. How about you stop complaining about a little bruise before we have to call the WAAAH-mbulance!

    • pone27 - May 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      Complaining? Dude, you prob would have thought you broke your leg if you had that.

      Just so you know, taking a slapper to the face, getting some stuff to numb the crap out of it and some stitches to stop the bleeding is not nearly as painful as almost shattering the whole inner part of knee.

      • bigjay271 - May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

        Really??? Obviously you haven’t been hit in the face with anything more flaccid than your boyfriends prod and losing 7 teeth (and coming back to play) is less spectacular than a tiny little bruise because im sure he “Played thru the pain” without any pain killers. But im sure you know all about losing teeth since you removed your front ones so you can hit more stuff in your mouth. Blackhawks fans are a disgrace. You fail at life!

      • bigjay271 - May 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM


      • comeonnowguys - May 1, 2012 at 1:19 PM

        Duncan Keith took a puck to the face, lost seven teeth, came back in the same period and logged a point in that same period.

        What’s that got do with this situation? Exactly as much as Lapierriere’s injury: Nothing.

        It’s funny that you think what you’re doing is “winning” at life.

    • obamablowz - May 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      My six year old just told me a joke he heard in school about a kid who cried so they called the “waah-mbulance.” Please turn in your man card after you posted something a six year old thinks is funny.

    • Chip Caray's Eyebrows - May 1, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      I like turtles.

    • howiehandles - May 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      You know that you live in your parent’s basement when your username is ‘bigjay’

      • bigjay271 - May 1, 2012 at 5:26 PM

        no no… its a converted garage!

  2. mclovinhockey - May 1, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    Ummm pone… Did you really just say taking a shot in the leg where you have some padding is more painful than taking a slap shot in the face??? Don’t forget later that year he took one off the top of the head and broke his skull as well. Both of those were from trying to block the shot, not like Keith did that same year from getting hit in the face by a clearing attempt.

  3. sewell1977 - May 1, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    Let me hit you in the face with a puck, then in your leg, and tell me which one hurts more.

  4. xxshookonexx - May 1, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    My dad can beat up your dad

  5. govtminion - May 1, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    I don’t give a crap what some of you say. That has to hurt like hell, period. Anyone claiming “that’s nothing” is either full of crap, or is Taylor Hall.

  6. mclovinhockey - May 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    Lappy blocked a slap shot.
    Keith got hit by a failed clearing attempt on a flip which an accident.

    All I am saying is they didn’t say anything about it, they did not cry.

    Yeah this bruise looks bad but no reason to stop blocking shots.

  7. whatswellydoing - May 1, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    “Just so we’re clear, this bruise is the culmination of a billion blocks or anything” Not to nitpick, but you should probably change that to isn’t.

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