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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.

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