Hjalmarsson can't talk after puck to throat, still playing
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Niklas Hjalmarsson after taking a puck to the throat.
In Game 2 of the Blackhawks-Wild series, Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson took a puck square to the throat.
He left the game briefly but returned for his next shift, amazingly.
He'll also be returning for Game 3 on Tuesday night.
What's stunning, though, is that he didn't miss any time in Game 2 after taking a shot to the throat, one that was so bad it caused him to lose his voice.