Jaromir Jagr Gets Teeth Knocked Out by High Stick, Asks Santa for ReplacementsDecember 23, 2015
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.