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Forty stitches later, Ehrhoff good to go tonight vs. Red Wings

By Mike Harrington

Christian Ehrhoff will play tonight against Detroit after the gruesome ear injury he suffered Sunday in Philly but there was plenty of laughter about it today in the Sabres' dressing room. The "Ear-hoff" catcalls were everywhere as reporters circled Ehrhoff's locker.

"I've gotten 'Ear-hoff' as the most common one I think,' Ehrhoff said. "When You have a situation like that the jokers come out pretty quick too. Obviously it hurt pretty much. I knew it was cut so I just went to the bench quickly and got it stitched up."

Ehrhoff tweeted pictures of the mangled ear and then the stitched one and they landed on Deadspin (Graphic warning if you click on the link here). Ehrhoff said he thought the photographers were Marcus Foligno, John Scott and a team trainer.

"I'm not really surprised," he said. "It's just something that gets spread around pretty quickly."

Ehrhoff said he had a similiar accident with his left ear when he was playing in Vancouver. He said he had no hearing loss but there was pain on the plane ride home.

"They wrapped something around my head to put pressure around it so it wouldn't swell too much," he said. "It was pretty painful and when I got home I got some painkillers and I was fine after that."

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John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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