Is Jeff Petry ok?
The Montreal Canadiens defenseman has been sidelined since suffering a hand injury in Game 3 of the team’s series against the Winnipeg Jets, but he was inserted into the lineup just ahead of the Habs’ Stanley Cup semifinal Game 2 against the Vegas Golden Knights.
But what in the world is going on here?
While his return to action was surprising, nobody in the world was expecting to see the absolutely terrifyingly bloodshot eyes that overcame the blueliner’s face during warmups.
I don’t know what has happened to Petry since the last time we saw him, but I’m not sure if I want to find out.
Despite what his eyes suggest, he seems to be doing fine. Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas reported between the second and third period that Petry has a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is essentially just broken blood vessels that appear on the whites of your eyes and can be caused by a number of fairly benign factors — including side effects from certain pain and anti inflammatory medications.
Petry's wife Julie chimed in on the situation via Instagram as well:
The rearguard was excellent in Game 2, notching one assist and recording two shots in over 21 minutes of ice time.
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