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NY Rangers sideline reporter John Giannone gets hit in the face with puck (video)

Feb 9, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

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For those of you who think that sideline reporters have the cushiest jobs in the world, you might want to check out the below clip of MSG sideline reporter John Giannone taking a puck to the face.

Back on Thursday, the final seconds of the second period of the New York Rangers/New York Islanders game saw Rangers defenseman Marc Stall flip the puck out of play and at first glance, it appeared to be completely harmless.

That was until Rangers television analyst Joe Micheletti pointed out to play-by-play man Sam Rosen that John was possibly hit by the puck:

After being treated for his injuries, John was pretty upbeat about the facial injury and even provided a quip or two:

“I’ve always said I have a face for radio, and now I really do,” joked Giannone, who was looking up at the clock when he was hit. “(Trainer Jim Ramsay) was phenomenal. I just wanted to get back out there. It’s hockey. I couldn’t spend the rest of the night in (the trainer’s room).”

“And I don’t care what it looks like,” said Giannone. “I’m still not wearing a mask on the air. That is not happening. No helmet either.”


Rangers sideline reporter gets hit in the face with puck, stays in the game [BSO]