Winnipeg Jets Forward Receives 75+ Stitches After Skate Blade To Face

Winnipeg Jets forward Morgan Barron didn't waste any time in showing his playoff mentality and resilience during Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Barron suffered a scary injury when he was hit in the face by the skate of Vegas goalie Laurent Brossoit during a scramble in front of the net.

The injury caused bleeding and required over 75 stitches, but Barron returned to the game in the second period with a full cage on his head.

Barron's courage in returning to the game inspired his teammates and helped the Jets secure a dominant 5-1 victory over the Golden Knights. Head coach Rick Bowness praised Barron's determination to play, calling it an "inspiration" for the team.

Despite the severity of the injury, Barron's first concern was being able to see out of his right eye. Fortunately, the cut missed his eye, and Barron was able to play through the pain.

Teammate Adam Lowry described Barron's injury as though "he got attacked by a shark."

"They did a great job stitching me up, and obviously it missed my eye, so I'm just glad it didn't hit me in a really bad spot," Barron said after the game. 

Looking at the photo of Barron's face following the game, it's scary to see just how close the blade came to his eye.