Because he’s a hockey player

Komets forward Mason Baptista gets hit in the mouth with a pass during the second period Friday night. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Komets forward Mason Baptista got nailed in the mouth with a pass during the second period. Baptista was skating near the Allen goal when the puck got deflected and smacked him in the mouth. He left the game for the rest of the period to get stitches but came back to play the third period while wearing a cage.

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