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10/12/2013 11:08 am ET

John Tavares Pulls Out Tooth After Getting Hit With Puck During Islanders-Blackhawks Game (VIDEO)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares played the role of dentist on Friday after taking a puck to the face against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Apparently the puck loosened one of Tavares' teeth. When the 23-year-old center took a seat on the bench, he decided to pull it out himself. Of course he did.

Losing teeth might as well be part of the job description of an NHL player.

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