Joseph Veleno on the ice after he got hit in the face with a slap shot in a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings. His teammates are surrounding him.
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Red Wings center takes a scary slap shot directly to the face

Published March 13, 2024 at 11:12

The Detroit Red Wings had another tough loss last night against the Buffalo Sabres.

Unfortunately, not only did they lose 7-2, they saw one of their players leave the game after receiving a slap shot to his face.

Red Wings Forward Joe Veleno Takes Slap Shot to Face In Tough Loss Against Buffalo

The Sabres, who were already leading 4-1 at the beginning of the second period, were still going at it in the offensive zone, before Connor Clifton fired a slap shot, which landed right on Veleno's face.

Watch the full scene here:

Scary moment for Joe Veleno after he took a Connor Clifton shot to the head #LetsGoBuffalo #LGRW

That kind of incident is always stressful to watch for fans. Especially considering he wasn't able to get out of the ice alone.

Updates and details will come.

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Red Wings center takes a scary slap shot directly to the face

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