EDMONTON, AB – FEBRUARY 23: Jordan Oesterle #82 of the Edmonton Oilers trips up Nick Paul #13 of the Ottawa Senators on February 23, 2016 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)

AHL forward posts graphic photo of arm after it was sliced open by a skate

Playing in the NHL has its many benefits, but it is also one of most violent sports out there. You’ll get some nasty scrapes and cuts which is the nature of a sport where players skate around on razor-sharp blades.

Nick Paul, a forward for the Binghamton Senators in the AHL, found out the dangers of the sport when he got his arm sliced open during play.

And here’s the result:

WARNING: Image below is graphic in nature.

Ouch. Double ouch. These types of photos are always tough to digest, not because they are so graphic, but because they happen so often in hockey. The sport is damn tough to play and the amount of punishment the players endure is out of this world. It is no wonder that player safety is the priority for the league right now.

About Sam Blazer

Sam is a self proclaimed chess prodigy. He once placed seventh in the state of Ohio in Chess when he was in kindergarten. He will rarely if ever mention though that only eight people were entered in this tournament. Contact him at sblaze17@gmail.com