Petry's bloodshot eyes were result of resetting broken finger

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The mystery behind Jeff Petry's bloodshot eyes has been cracked.

The Montreal Canadiens defenseman said Friday the condition was the result of him passing out while getting his broken pinky finger reset during Montreal's second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets.

"The eyes were all because when they were setting my finger back into place to put the cast on, I basically passed out and popped all the blood vessels in my eyes," Petry said, courtesy of TSN.

Petry broke his finger in Game 3 against the Jets after getting it stuck in a camera hole in the glass. He missed two contests as a result and returned for Game 2 against the Vegas Golden Knights in Round 3.

Fans immediately took notice of Petry's new look when he returned to the lineup.

The 33-year-old added that he could have had surgery to repair the broken finger but decided against it because it would require six-to-eight weeks of recovery, according to Sportsnet's Eric Engels.

Petry finished the postseason with six assists in 20 games and averaged 24:03 of ice time per game.

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