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Red Wings captain Yzerman hit in face

May 1, 2004 at 5:09 PM

DETROIT, May 1 (UPI) -- Steve Yzerman, captain of the Detroit Red Wings, was forced to the locker room Saturday after being struck in the face with a deflected shot.

Yzerman was skating toward the net from the left corner when teammate Mathieu Schneider unleashed a hard slap shot from the point. The puck redirected off the stick of Calgary Flames defenseman Rhett Warrener and nailed Yzerman.

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Yzerman, who turns 39 next week, immediately fell to the ice, writhing in pain. He went to the locker room with 8:03 left in the second period of a scoreless game.

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