GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 3, 2014) — The Grand Rapids Griffins announced that Mitch Callahan underwent successful surgery Thursday morning after being hit in the mouth with a puck during Wednesday’s home game against Iowa.
Callahan had surgery to repair a jaw fracture, and the Griffins are hoping he will be be back at some point during the Calder Cup Playoffs.
It was unclear the number teeth he lost or how many stitches he needed. Some reports have said it was up to ten teeth, but the Griffins say they can’t confirm. Callahan was already missing his two front teeth prior to last night’s game.
He posted a picture of the injury on Twitter after getting hit by the puck and it has since been retweeted more than 6,000 times.