Sundin leaves opener after taking puck in face

Updated: October 5, 2005, 9:18 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Maple Leafs center Mats Sundin was struck in the face by a puck in the first period of the team's season opener against the Ottawa Senators, forcing the Toronto captain to leave for the dressing room.

Sundin dropped to the ice Wednesday night after getting hit in what appeared to be his right eye midway through the first. He looked in obvious pain as blood poured out, and he was helped to the dressing room.

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