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NY Islanders Brock Nelson yanks his TOOTH out while sitting on the bench

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NY Islanders Brock Nelson yanks his TOOTH out while sitting on the bench

Who needs a dentist? NY Islanders Brock Nelson took his TOOTH out while sitting on the bench and handed it to a trainer after getting hit with a stray stick… and then he went right back on the ice!

New York Islanders center Brock Nelson pulled his own tooth while sitting on the bench during Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs after being hit in the face with a stick.

Nelson fell to the ice before lying down and touching his face for a moment. After going to the bench there were cameras panning in on him when he realized his tooth was barely hanging on.

He used his bare hands to pull the tooth straight out of his mouth and handed it to an Islanders staff member.

Brock Nelson was seen pulling his tooth out of his mouth while sitting on the Islanders bench

Brock Nelson was seen pulling his tooth out of his mouth while sitting on the Islanders bench

Nelson's teeth fell out when he took a stray stick to the face midplay

Nelson’s teeth fell out when he took a stray stick to the face midplay

His tooth fell out when he took a stray stick to the face during a fight with a Leafs opponent.

Nelson decided to take matters into his own hands by having his teeth removed before immediately returning to action.

Nelson’s good play on the ice this season earned him an All-Star nod despite the Islanders’ inconsistent season.

In 49 games played this season, Nelson has recorded 17 goals and 25 assists for a total of 42 points.

Despite his strong season the Islanders currently hold a 23-21-5 record for just 51 total points.

A rare moment of amateur dentistry from Nelson came to naught in the end as the Islanders lost 5-2 to Toronto, cementing yet another bad result for an Islanders team currently slated to miss the playoffs.

‘Our details and our awareness cost us,’ said Islanders coach Lane Lambert. ‘We have to get over that completely and clean it up.’

The Islanders next match is against the Ottawa Senators.