Heads up time for NHL coaches

It was a tough day for NHL coaches on Monday, with Edmonton’s Tom Renney needing stitches after getting hit in the head with a puck, and Buffalo’s Lindy Ruff breaking three ribs in a collision with defenceman Jordon Leopold.
So that had Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean thinking about his own safety during Tuesday’s morning skate.
Of course, he had good reason. Ottawa’s coaches have already had their own mishaps this season.
MacLean was upended heavily during training camp, and assistant coach Mark Reeds was bloodied and got a black eye when he was struck by a puck.
“I tried to stay on the boards today, for sure,” said MacLean.
“I was in the middle of the rink there for a little bit and went “Ooh, I better get over on the boards.
“It can happen easily enough. You have to pay attention while you’re out there.”

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