Like many before him, Drew Miller helped solidify the label hockey players have earned as some of the toughest athletes in pro sports.
In the Red Wings tilt with the Ottawa Senators this week, Miller got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and had his face sliced open by the skate blade of Senators winger Mark Stone. Miller immediately rushed to the dressing room, leaving a trail of blood in his wake, as the arena went deadly quiet.
Luckily for Miller, the skate blade miraculously missed his eye, so his vision is somehow intact. The blade did leave a sizable gash in his face, though, and required 50 stitches to close.
Miller was unsurprisingly back in the lineup in the Wings very next game, sporting some extra facial protection, but otherwise none the worse for wear.