“It’s not healed but it’s not an issue,” Eaton said. “The stitches are still in there. It’s just a nuisance to have dry blood and stitches inside your nose.”
“I don’t believe that Eaton was that good looking before,” Bylsma joked. “I don’t think a couple stitches in his nose is a reason for him to come out of the lineup.”
The trophy will be awarded at the 2009 NHL Awards show on June 18, 2009 (to be aired on CBC and VERSUS).