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More proof hockey players are manly men

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In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh Penguins' seventh-game Stanley Cup victory at Detroit, Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom revealed the reason he missed the final two games of the Western Conference semifinal series against Chicago: he had surgery after being speared in the testicles by Chicago's Patrick Sharp in Game 3 of that series.

Lidstrom told the Detroit Free Press, "I thought it was OK that Saturday when I practiced, but Sunday, Sunday I was just in too much pain. I had surgery during that game (Game 4)."

Ouch.