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Sens’ Ceci won’t return after Weber’s shot lacerates his ear (Update)

Mar 10, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

Update: The Senators announced that Ceci won’t return as the shot left him with a laceration behind his right ear. No further information was provided regarding his health.

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber possesses one of the most dangerous shots in the NHL – remember when a Weber goal went through a net at the 2010 Olympics? – and two Ottawa Senators suffered the ill effects of that power early in Monday’s game.

Both goalie Craig Anderson and blueliner Cody Ceci were shaken up by Weber shots that hit them high in tonight’s contest. While Anderson managed to shake things off, Ceci left the ice bleeding from his head in a scary scene.

Here’s video of the scary moment.

It’s unclear how serious Ceci’s issues are yet. As Bonk’s Mullet shares, it was a bloody sight for the 20-year-old:

Additional video/images will be added and health updates will be provided upon availability.

  1. sjsharks66 - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:32 PM


  2. lowenni - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Crazy that guys can shoot the puck like Weber, 100+ mph. Even crazier that people are willing to get in front of those shots. Says a lot about the guts of hockey players.

    • 19to77 - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:48 PM

      When Babcock was in Sochi he mentioned being unwilling to use his top players on the PK against Nashville if Weber was out. Too much injury risk in his mind, apparently. Mike Babcock is a wise man.

      • esracerx46 - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:56 PM

        Because 95 mph does so much less damage than 105. If I was forced to, I’d take 95 over 105 any day though. Weber is a head hunter. First Poile now Ceci.

      • bsaures - Mar 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

        PArt of it and I noticed it alot in the olympics he either A) cant control his shot or B) purposesly aims high with his slapshot which if it the case is dbag move as it puts the players way more at risks to serious facial injuries (Ex: marc Stall) for no reason

  3. 19to77 - Mar 10, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    A deflected Weber pass made in practice required David Poile three surgeries to recover from. His actual full-force shot is probably measureable on the seismic scale and/or classified as a weapon of mass destruction.

  4. jovocop2112 - Mar 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Maaaaaan :/ Hope Ceci’s gonna be okay. Aside from being more boring than a bag of pucks I’ve enjoyed his story

  5. whodeytn - Mar 11, 2014 at 6:31 AM

    Bunch of geniuses in here

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