Skip to content

Devils’ Tedenby OK after taking skate blade to the face in AHL

Feb 16, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

Mattias Tedenby, Brian Strait AP

Devils forward Mattias Tedenby, currently playing in the AHL with the Albany Devils, suffered a scare with a skate blade last night.

Tedenby was in Glens Falls, NY playing against the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers affiliate, and was hit in the face with an unidentified player’s skate blade. For Tedenby, it was his first game back in the Devils lineup since being reassigned to Albany.

Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice got an update from Tedenby’s agent, Peter Werner, as to his condition.

“Long surgery, but we believe it’s mainly cosmetical,” Werner said. “Some nerves were cut but likely restored in the surgery.”

A long operation to the face involving cut nerves sounds terrifying and given how the play went down, there’s no amount of equipment that could’ve prevented it, unlike Erik Karlsson‘s situation in Ottawa. All players in the AHL must wear face shields and thankfully he wasn’t hit in the neck.

There’s no word yet as to when he’ll be able to return to action.

Latest Posts
  1. Ducks’ Rakell makes franchise history with overtime winner

    Apr 21, 2015, 1:52 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    The Jets, and Winnipeg, feel the crush of defeat.

  2. Video: Wild chase the Blues away to take series lead

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:54 PM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Minnesota Wild - Game Three Getty Images

    Devan Dubnyk produces his first playoff shutout.

  3. Suspension-worthy? Perry hit by Byfuglien after scoring a goal

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:37 PM EDT

    byfuglienfrombehind

    It drew a two-minute roughing penalty.

  4. Video: Rakell, Scheifele collide knee-on-knee

    Apr 20, 2015, 10:29 PM EDT

    No call on the first collision.

  5. WATCH LIVE: Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff action

    Apr 20, 2015, 9:48 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers - Game Two Getty Images

    Will shifting locales produce interesting results?

  6. Too little, too late: Rangers stifle Penguins for 2-1 series lead

    Apr 20, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Keith Yandle AP

    A close-to-perfect road effort from New York.

  7. Devils’ Henrique undergoes wrist surgery, expects 4-6 week recovery

    Apr 20, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    New Jersey’s only player who went under the knife this offseason.

Featured video

Sens need to control emotions after Subban slash
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. K. Letang (2979)
  2. M. Pacioretty (2868)
  3. M. Stone (2716)
  4. M. Fisher (2680)
  5. J. Abdelkader (2569)
  1. Z. Kassian (2525)
  2. M. Perreault (2189)
  3. S. Crosby (2135)
  4. C. Ehrhoff (1990)
  5. R. Nash (1939)