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Video: Del Zotto takes puck to ear area

May 16, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

Hardcore New York Rangers fans aren’t always kind to Michael Del Zotto – they cruelly call him “Del Zaster” – but even his harshest critics might need to admit he’s pretty tough.

A month after shaking off a puck to the nose, Del Zotto returned during the second period of Game 1 after taking a puck to the ear area late in the opening frame of Thursday’s contest against the Boston Bruins:

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That could have been, well, disastrous.

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