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NHL referee takes puck to the face (Updated)

Jan 30, 2014, 10:42 PM EDT

It’s a difficult job, that of a National Hockey League on-ice official. Their decisions – calls, penalties, non-calls – are often unpopular with just about everybody else, be it players, coaches, fans and media. It’s thankless at times.

It can also have a dangerous side to it. NHL referee Trevor Hanson had to leave Thursday’s game between the Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes after taking a puck to the face, according to numerous reports.

Updated: As per Yahoo Sports, Hanson did return to the game for the third period.

  1. vstar1us - Jan 30, 2014 at 11:50 PM

    Who cares about what!

  2. vstar1us - Jan 30, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    When they make a terrible call it never gets fixed so who gives a darn…

    • jhaegs - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:11 AM

      You sound like a butthurt Yotes fan… Mad you just lost to the SABRES?

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