Video: New York Rangers rinkside reporter takes puck to the face

By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer

The rinkside reporter has become an integral part of hockey broadcasts. Stationed between the benches, the broadcaster can offer a sometimes unique insight from ice level. It's easy to forget, however, they're in a pretty dangerous location.

Unfortunately, John Giannone, the rinkside reporter for MSG's New York Rangers broadcasts, found out just how dangerous the hard way.

With just three seconds remaining in the second period of a Rangers game against the New York Islanders, the veteran reporter was bloodied after getting hit in the face with an errant puck.

To his credit, Giannone gave an update of his status while getting patched up by the Rangers' medical staff. He returned to his post between the benches for the third period and delivered a flawless report with quotes from Rangers assistant coach Mike Sullivan.

Here's a look at the aftermath via MSG intermission anchor Al Trautwig.

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