Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador had a welt on his left cheek, cuts on the left side of his nose, bridge of his nose and outside the corner of his left eye, but otherwise seemed to be fine after tonight's 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Salvador was awaiting results of X-rays, though.
Salvador said he was not worried about his left eye after he was hit.
"It's not the first time I've been hit in the face and quite honestly I kind of just train myself to overanalyze anything because you don't know," he said. "So, I always think the most important thing is go get off the ice and there's great doctors nowadays, so it can never really be that bad because there's a great medical staff here."
Salvador was struck in the face with a shot from Pittsburgh's Alex Goligoski with 2:13 remaining in the game. The biggest cut was the one on the left side of his nose, which required stitches to close, but he claimed not to know how many.
"Actually I don't even know," he said. "Maybe 10 or something. I don't know. I try not to hear (how many)"
When asked how he felt, he said, "I feel great. We won."
Salvador wouldn't say if he was in pain.
"I feel it," he said. "It's nothing I'm not used to."
Salvador's multiple cuts indicated that puck struck him in multiple places.
"It flipped. It hit me here, here and also on the outside too," Salvador said pointing to the cuts on his face. "I just better get a blocked shot for that. That's all I know."