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Patrick Eaves gets Chewbacca birthday card from mom

Ducks forward with epic beard received gift for 33rd birthday @NHLdotcom

Patrick Eaves' mom couldn't pass up the opportunity to poke fun at her son's furry face.

The Anaheim Ducks forward tweeted a photo of the Chewbacca card his mother sent him for his 33rd birthday on May 1, which makes light of the resemblance between Eaves and the hairy character from the "Star Wars" movie series.

Tweet from @Patrick_Eaves: My birthday card from my Mum �� Well played Mama Eaves... well played.

Eaves has grown one of the most impressive beards in the NHL. He quit shaving in 2014 when he was a member of the Dallas Stars, and kept it after being traded to the Ducks on Feb. 24.

He has missed Anaheim's past three games against the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Second Round because of a foot injury, but he and his beard could be available for Game 7 on Wednesday.

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