NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky had to receive stitches in his lip Wednesday after blocking a pass that caused the puck to deflect into his face.
Zidlicky was defending against Petr Sykora and Dainius Zubrus during practice when the puck ricocheted into his face. Zidlicky was taken to a nearby hospital for the stitches.
The Devils' next game is Thursday in Detroit against the Red Wings.
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