Former Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk – best known for suffering a gruesome cut to his throat during an NHL game in 1989 — accidentally shot himself in the chin with a .22-caliber rifle, according to The Buffalo News.
Malarchuk, now the goalies coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets, made his cardboard debut in the 1981-82 Fredericton Express set, but his NHL rookie card comes in the 1986-87 O-Pee-Chee and Topps sets (No. 47), which book for about $2 total.
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