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Blackhawks Andrew Shaw swallowed 2 teeth, received 18 stitches after taking puck to the face vs. Panthers

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The Chicago winger has the worst luck.

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Andrew Shaw has a way of finding the puck. Or rather it has a way of finding him.

Midway through the first period of the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-0 loss to the Florida Panthers, Alex Petrovic's shot hit Shaw in the face while the Chicago winger was sitting on the bench.

Shaw told Brian Hedger of NHL.com that he received 18 stitches and lost two teeth from the hit. He lost the two teeth because he ended up swallowing them. Shaw received new teeth Saturday.

After receiving stitches during the first period, Shaw returned only to hit again in the face at almost exactly the same time in the second period. This time he was struck above his left eye.

The 24-year-old winger has eight goals and 15 assists in 51 games this season for the Hawks.