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Fan Hit By Puck During Rangers-Hurricanes Game

Posted January 1, 2003 6:43 a.m. EST

— The National Hockey League took great measures to keep fans safe after a girl was killed last year after she was hit by a puck while attending a game.

Nets were put up in hopes of stopping flying pucks.

That stopgap measure did not work Tuesday night at the RBC Center.

A 13-year-old boy was slightly injured when he was hit in the head with a flying puck.

The boy, whose name was not released, was hit during the second period of the Rangers' 2-0 win. Hurricanes spokesman Mike Sundheim said the boy was taken to an examination room and received treatment for a bruise.

Sundheim said the fan received a signed stick from goaltender Kevin Weekes and returned to watch the game.