In a display of incredible resilience and dedication to his team, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Morgan Barron suffered a gruesome injury during a pile-up in front of the Vegas Golden Knights’ goal, only to return to the game with 75 stitches and a full cage protecting his face. The 24-year-old took a skate to the face in the scuffle, resulting in a deep cut just narrowly missing his eye.
In a video that will be attached to the article, viewers can see the severity of the injury and the incredible determination of Barron to get back on the ice. After receiving medical attention from the team doctor, Barron made a remarkable return to the game, much to the awe of fans and teammates alike.
When asked about his thoughts at the time of the injury, Barron’s focus remained on the game, as he said he tried to determine if the puck had made its way into the net. The young defenseman, originally a 6th round pick by the New York Rangers in 2017, has been a member of the Jets since 2021. This season marks his first full NHL campaign, with Barron playing in 70 games.
Last night’s game was not only Barron’s first playoff appearance but also an unforgettable display of his unwavering commitment to the sport and his team. The Jets went on to defeat the Golden Knights 5-1 in game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Barron stitches