July 16, 2024


“Awoke feeling stunning.”

Boston Bruins center Jakub Lauko during an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.
Jakub Lauko appears to be in good spirits after taking a skate blade to his face on Tuesday. (AP Photograph/Jeff Chiu)

Bruins winger Jakub Lauko suffered a daunting damage throughout Tuesday’s highway win over the Blackhawks, taking an inadvertent skate blade to his face.

However after getting a clear invoice of well being, it’s clear that the scrappy ahead hasn’t misplaced his humorousness.

The morning after Lauko left Chicago’s United Heart with a contemporary set of stitches, he took to X, the social media platform formally generally known as Twitter, to replace Bruins followers on his situation.

“Awoke feeling stunning,” Lauko posted, together with a photograph of Gothmog — the ugly Orc normal from “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”.

It comes as little shock that Lauko opted for a Tolkein-related reference whereas describing his present visage, as he’s been an avid “Lord of the Rings” fan for years. 

Lauko averted catastrophe through the third interval of Tuesday’s 3-0 win over the Blackhawks. Whereas Lauko was making an attempt to get again on his skates after falling over throughout a battle alongside the boards, Chicago ahead Jason Dickinson’s skate sliced him near his left eye — instantly drawing blood.

Lauko instantly made his method off the ice, clutching a towel near his face earlier than hurrying down the tunnel. 

Regardless of the optics of the incident and the proximity to his eye, Lauko solely wanted stitches to repair the reduce. 

“Lauko’s good, fortunately,” Montgomery mentioned postgame. “Scary, with the skate. He obtained it within the nook of the attention, however it’s good. Nothing touched the attention. … Stitched up. Not going to be wanting good for a short time.”

Lauko and the Bruins will return to the ice on Thursday evening once they host the Anaheim Geese at TD Backyard.