Sabres' Taylor Hall takes puck to face, briefly leaves game vs. Devils

Buffalo Sabres' Taylor Hall leaves game after taking puck to the face from teammate Colin Miller's slapshot.

Buffalo Sabres winger Taylor Hall briefly left Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils after taking a puck to the face early in the first period.

Hall was falling forward after a cross-check from P.K. Subban in front of the Devils' net when a slap shot from teammate Colin Miller struck him in the face. He was able to skate off under his own power but went immediately to the dressing room.

Hall re-joined his teammates on the ice to start the second period.

While the 29-year-old appears to have avoided serious injury, the incident still comes at a time where the Sabres are stuck in an 11-game losing streak and comes one day after the team lost 6-0 to the Washington Capitals. Hall, who signed a one-year, $8 million contract in free agency, has struggled through the first half of the season, only scoring two goals and 16 points through 27 games.

The team is dealing with a number of injuries to important players, including captain Jack Eichel and No. 1 goalie Linus Ullmark.

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