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"What hockey players play through on a day-to-day basis is pretty unbelievable. I've had head injuries, back injuries, a separated shoulder, a broken arm. One year I had a wrist fracture and there were 10 games left in the season, and I just got injected before every game. Didn't think anything of it. But you mention it to somebody and their reaction is: Are you nuts?"