Now, I’m not a dentist nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn last night, but I’m thinking Detroit Red Wings player Daniel Alfredsson probably didn’t need to pick his teeth up off the ice last night as they’re not exactly salvageable.
Of course, maybe he was just being a nice guy and doing janitorial services so the poor maintenance crew didn’t have to go pick up a few bloody chicklets off the pond.
With just under three minutes left in the second period, Alfredsson was looking to secure the puck but was pushed from behind and went hard into the boards. As if that wasn’t enough, the force sent a stick up towards his face and between the two impacts, the veteran lost a few teeth in the process.
Instead of going to the bench, he decided to skate back to the scene of the crime and pick up a few chompers that laid on the ice – I’m guessing because the Tooth Fairy pays pretty well in a somewhat down economy.
Rough night for Alfredsson to say the least.