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Nuts! Oilers lose and Hendricks endures painful blocked shot

Matt Hendricks blocks shot with his cup
WATCH ABOVE: During Thursday night's Oilers game Matt Hendricks blocked a shot with his cup, then stumbled off the ice in pain.

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers suffered a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars Thursday, but the defeat was even more painful for Matt Hendricks.

The Oilers forward blocked a shot in the second period where no player wants to block a shot.

READ MORE: Oilers fall to Stars 3-2 in Dallas

A photo posted on Twitter after the game by Hendricks shows exactly where the puck hit him.

Hendricks used the opportunity to thank the makers of the protective piece of equipment, which saved him from serious injury.

Social media had plenty to say about Hendricks’ close call.

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Hendricks left the game after blocking the shot in the second period but returned in the third period.