Kevin Klein lost part of his ear in the first period, then found the back of the net in overtime to give the New York Rangers a stirring 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Klein was bloodied by a high stick from Pittsburgh’s Zach Sill that ripped off part of his ear.
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That was reattached, and Klein resumed his role on the ice and scored for the second straight game.
“Good for him. He lost a piece of his ear, and they sewed it back,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “Say what you want about hockey players, but they are tough.”
Klein posted a photo of his ear on Tuesday after a visit to a doctor.