In an already injury-riddled season, Tampa Bay Lightning fans were fearing the worst after forward Tyler Johnson was struck in the head by an Adam McQuaid clearing attempt during Sunday's game against the Boston Bruins.
The 25-year-old left a large puddle of blood on the ice before leaving for the dressing room. Though the injury appeared gruesome - the puck struck Johnson just above the eye - head coach Jon Cooper told reporters Johnson should be fine.
"Hopefully, he's going to be OK," Cooper said postgame. "He was getting stitched up when we came off the ice."
After a breakout 72-point campaign last season, Johnson has struggled this season with just nine goals and 16 assists in 49 games.