Devils' Havlat sustained 'extensive' facial damage to nose and upper lip

Andy Marlin / USA Today

New Jersey forward Martin Havlat was bleeding profusely when he left Thursday night's game between the Devils and Washington following a hit thrown by Capitals winger Jason Chimera.

Havlat understandably wasn't made available to the media after the game, but Rich Chere of the New Jersey Star-Ledger summarized the extent of the damage:

Havlat was eventually escorted by a Devils team official and the facial damage was extensive. Havlat was badly cut across the bridge of his nose, which likely is broken.

But the more worrisome cut was a long, deep gash below his nose that evidently went completely through the skin. It appeared that Havlat's visor may have caused the worst of the injury by slicing into his face just below his nose.

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