There are a few dangers to sideline reporting in NHL, one of them being that a stray puck will fly up and hit you in the head.
It's pretty rare, but it happened last night to NBC broadcaster Brian Engblom, who took one square in the forehead in the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks at the Consol Energy Center.
Dillon skyhooks one in between the benches, and ENGBLOM IS HAMMERED, WHERE WAS PIERRE, MY GOODNESS!? pic.twitter.com/2hb6dGEyUA
— Doc Emrick (@DocInRealLife) March 30, 2015
A former defensive player himself, Engblom is made of some pretty hardy stuff, so once he'd been stitched up and seen to by a doctor, it was back out to his commentary position to earn his paycheck for the evening.
Brian Engblom- you should be receiving a letter from Hogwarts soon. pic.twitter.com/HXAOWiWKL0
— Matt Rutherford (@Rubberturd) March 30, 2015
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 30, 2015
To be honest, we'd have gone home. Once we start bleeding profusely from our face in the workplace, we tend to call it a day.
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