A scary incident occurred in the waning minutes of the Ottawa Senators-Toronto Maple Leafs game Wednesday night, as Senators defenseman Erik Brannstrom took Auston Matthews' skate in the face as he was trying to prevent an empty-net goal.
Brannstrom received a few stitches but will be fine, Senators head coach D.J. Smith told Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch.
The Swedish blue-liner was the key return in the Mark Stone trade with the Vegas Golden Knights last season. The 20-year-old tallied 32 points in 50 AHL games in 2018-19.