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Referee takes puck to face in Sabres-Coyotes game

National Hockey League referee Trevor Hanson's black-and-white pinstriped uniform had some extra colouring on it Thursday thanks to being nailed in the face with a puck during the Coyotes-Sabres game.

Leaves game, returns after receiving medical attention

An unfortunate deflection results in an official needing medical attention. 1:10

National Hockey League referee Trevor Hanson's black-and-white pinstriped uniform may have had some extra colouring on it Thursday thanks to a scary incident during the Coyotes-Sabres game. 

Hanson took a puck to the face off a deflected shot from Phoenix defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson in a bloody scene during the second period of Buffalo's 3-2 win. The puck changed directions after hitting the crossbar and struck Hanson in the nose.

He'd leave the game with a towel pressed up against his face to get some medical attention, but would later return in the third period to finish the game. 

Watch the incident by clicking above. 

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