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Jaromir Jagr Gets Teeth Knocked Out by High Stick, Asks Santa for Replacements

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterDecember 23, 2015

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If you play hockey for several millennia like Jaromir Jagr has, you're inevitably going to lose some chiclets.

This is just how it goes, and while losing teeth is a horrifying experience for most people, Jagr proved it doesn't have to be a huge deal. Or even a deal at all.

The 43-year-old Florida Panthers veteran lost a handful of teeth after taking a high stick to the face during Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators.

To his eternal credit, Jagr's first reaction was to look on the bright side: Losing those teeth made him faster on the ice.

"I lost some...teeth, but I increased my speed, especially on breakaways," Jagr joked. "I don't want to hear anything about [how] I'm slow."

Jagr continued his stand-up routine on Twitter, tweeting a picture of his ruined mouth along with a request for new teeth from Santa: 

Hockey players, man.


Dan is on Twitter. Jagr is a mouthguard half-full kind of guy.