It was a situation that could have been much worse. Ottawa Senators rookie defenseman Cody Ceci was hit in the head by a blast off the stick of Nashville defenseman Shea Weber during the first period of Monday’s game and left the contest and did not return.
While blocking a shot at any time, especially off the stick of a guy like Weber who has one of the hardest shots in the game, is a dangerous situation, it is especially scary when it get to the head area.
Fortunately, Ceci was all right and just suffered a cut behind his ear. He took to twitter after the game to alleviate the fears of fans, many of whom have followed him for years back to when he started his career with the Ottawa 67’s.
Thanks for all your concerns just a cut and a little shaken up should be back at it soon enough.
— Cody Ceci (@Cecer_83) March 11, 2014
Ceci has been a huge bright spot in an otherwise topsy-turvy season for the Senators. He made an impact much quicker than expected, and looks to be in the NHL to stay, as long as the Senators are playing. He will return to the AHL for the Binghamton playoff run should the Senators not qualify for the NHL post-season, which will be a big help for both the B-Sens and Ceci himself.
From all accounts, Ceci will be good to go when the Senators get back into action on Saturday in Montreal.