Bruins' Riley Nash needed more than 40 stitches after taking puck to ear

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Hockey players are tough.

While facing the Florida Panthers on Saturday, an errant point shot left Boston Bruins forward Riley Nash requiring more than 40 stitches after taking a puck to the ear.

"He's in a lot of discomfort, so he's out today," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters prior to Sunday's contest against the Philadelphia Flyers. "Going forward, hopefully there is no more damage than that. Right now, he would have a tough time getting his helmet on his head."

The possibility remains that Nash could join the team for its upcoming Florida road trip.

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Bruins' Riley Nash needed more than 40 stitches after taking puck to ear
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