Saturday, April 24, 2010

IN THE FACE!!!!!!!!!

A bit of "Hang Over" humor there. It could also be Ian Laperriere's theme. Earlier this season, Lappy took a puck in the mouth and although he received catastrophic damage (100 stitches and 7 teeth) returned for the third period. He also played the next night in Atlanta.


His face was a mess and he was in a full cage, but he played.





In Game 5 of the series between the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers, Lappy took another puck to the face, this time from Paul Martin. The wound was a little higher on the head this time, scary close to his eye. It took 50 stitches. (I stole this picture)



You can see his post game interview here:


and here



The site dedicated to this warrior, "It's All About Lappy" has a "get well" card that you can electronically sign. Head on over and give him some praise!
http://www.itsallaboutlappy.com/

1 comments:

Candace April 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

Awwww, so sweet.

He's doing better, and doesn't expect to miss any of the next series, seeing as how surgery won't be necessary...he does however look like he got hit in the eye with a Mack truck.

Yes!!! Go leave your Get Well wishes; he does visit the site, and reads them all. :-)

Nice entry....really wishing you could have done one on him that *didn't* involve him getting smashed in the face again, though. :-) Sigh...that's my boy. (Although when my old friend Eric told me 15 years ago to "keep watching Ian", I don't think he had this season's brutality in mind, LOL....)

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