When team-mate Tim Spencer accidentally drove his elbow in Dustin Kohn’s head, it is a fair bet that Kohn won’t have thanked him for it.
After two nasty concussions this season, Sheffield Steelers’ skater Kohn probably envisaged another head injury putting paid to the rest of his campaign.
But it turns out Spencer’s misplaced limb has done Kohn a favour, ahead of this weekend’s games against Edinburgh Capitals and Hull Stingrays.
The 27-year-old Canadian defenceman said: “The pair of us were in the corner at Hull and Tim’s elbow connected with me. It was a freak accident.
“I wondered if my head and neck would be sore the next day, but it was Ok and that was a great relief to me.
“At least I know now that I can take a bang on the head or a big hit and it’s not automatically going to lead to a concussion.”
With Kohn contracted to play at Sheffield next season, it was a double bonus for him and the club.
Now he can concentrate soley on helping Steelers win the Play Offs.
His team host Hull on Sunday, a team that put five past them last weekend and a further seven past Fifle Flyers on Wednesday.
Stingrays’ Jereme Tendler is in hot form, he scored a hat-trick in eight minutes against Flyers.