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Blackhawk Shaw's Game 6 stitches net $6,500

A puck shot to the face of Blackhawk Andrew Shaw in the Stanley Cup clincher has raised $6,500 for charity.

The stitches that closed the cuts on Shaw's face brought $6,500 at an auction Sunday night. The winning bid came from Grant DePorter, owner of Harry Caray's restaurants.

The money will go to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The stitches will go on display at Harry Caray's Tavern on Navy Pier.

Shaw was hit in the face with a puck off the stick of the Bruins' Shawn Thornton during Game 6 in Boston but returned to the game after receiving stitches and helped the Hawks to the fifth title in team history.

A few days after the Hawks won the Cup, Shaw was asked how many stitches he received during the season.

"A lot," Shaw said. "I was never good at math so I can't count that high but it was up there."

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