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Yet another gruesome injury for Max Pacioretty

Feb 17, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

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Last night’s Montreal-Philly game saw a pair of Habs players leave with injuries. Both Brendan Gallagher and Max Pacioretty left with “upper body injuries” and the update on Pacioretty shows he’s found a way to suffer yet another ailment that makes you wonder if he was born under a bad sign.

Renaud Lavoie from RDS says Pacioretty suffered a deep cut in the rib area courtesy of an errant skate blade and his status for Monday’s game is up in the air.

You’d like to think that for most people that would mean missing a fair amount of time, but this is Pacioretty we’re talking about here. He recovered from an emergency appendectomy in eight days and his incredibly fast return after his severe concussion in the Zdeno Chara incident makes him live up to his “Wolverine” moniker.

At this point, he’s more like the Black Knight in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” than anything. After all, it’s just a flesh wound. Just make sure to keep Mikhail Grabovski‘s terrible, sharp, nasty, pointy teeth away from him.

  1. 4helderor4worst - Feb 17, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Knowing how those French Canadians are they’ll blame Chara for this too.

    • govtminion - Feb 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      That joke hasn’t been run into the ground. Promise.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        What about ban (insert noun here)?
        In this case ban hockey skates

    • mathieug79 - Feb 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      Its funny how people use “French Canadians”, eventhough Quebecers are the ones crying about there beloved Habs, I for one am a French Canadian (from New Brunswick). Canada is a bilingual Country. Before including every French Canadian, maybe you should educate yourself a little.

  2. crosberries - Feb 17, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Where’s 2cups1dbag on here screaming in all caps this happened on purpose and needs to be banned from the game?

  3. bardown66 - Feb 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Glass bones and paper skin

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      LOL what?

      You would still be lying on the ice after the Chara destruction and probably still so tender after the operation you’re turning down sex today.

      The dude is tough by hockey standards and that’s tough

  4. bobc74 - Feb 17, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    I’ sure someone will find a way to blame Matt Cooke for this too.

    • titknocker - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      That guy is just an absolute puke!!!

  5. juzzi7 - Feb 17, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    It’s just a flesh wound

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      The thumbs down is obviously from someone who didn’t see The Holy Grail

  6. kingsforever - Feb 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Man Brad Richardson recovered from an appendectomy in the playoffs in 4-5 days. Max isn’t a fast healer at all

  7. thehighcountrybear - Feb 17, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Wow…cannibalized, victim of a slasher…what’s next, a torn nail or rouge that clashes with his lippy?

  8. pens5829 - Feb 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    According to 950003cups and Eugene Melnyk, this is Matt Cooke”s fault and he should be thrown out of the league for this incident…

    • crosberries - Feb 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      It’s 2cups1dbag get his name right!!

  9. 19to77 - Feb 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    This guy is like a walking Bill Masterson Trophy. He just keeps coming back from every injury you can think of.

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