Check out the photo Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Anthony Stolarz posted to his Instagram account yesterday. During a game between the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights and Saginaw Spirit yesterday, Stolarz, who was in net for the Knights, was on the wrong end of a pileup in the crease. During the fray, he ended up taking a skate to the calf, causing a deep laceration that required 55 stitches to close. According to CBS’ Chris Peters, it was either the Knights’ Dakota Mermis or Saginaw’s Eric Locke whose skate inflicted the wound.
Stolarz, who was the Flyers’ second-round draft choice in 2012 and currently has a 21-4-1 record with London this season, Instagrammed a picture of himself being treated on the ice for the injury with the caption “Don’t take anything for granted. I’ll be healed up soon and playing the game I love”
The photo is below; and below that is a full video of the incident. Viewer discretion is advised. Spoiler: there’s plenty of blood.