Back when the IHL was akin to AAA, was attending a Friday night game in _uskegon, _I, formerly the Penguins top affiliate. With a couple minutes left in the first Duane Joyce was sent into the boards face first. Went to the locker room for the obligatory stitches and a shot. Played the remainder of the game. The team left afterwards for a flight to Phoenix and a Saturday night game. Joyce had oral surgery with, I believe three teeth being cut out along with more stitches. He caught an afternoon flight and played the Saturday night game.
Tis a man's game and not for the faint of heart.