I was talking to one of our trainers, just chatting. It hit me like a baseball bat. It hurt quite a bit and then I was kind of dazed for a while.

That’s Ottawa Senator goalie Pascal Leclaire describing what it feels like to get hit in the face with a hockey puck while sitting on the bench.  The puck ricocheted off the glass behind the player’s bench en route to breaking his cheek.  He’s out of action 4 weeks.

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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