Sen. Kerry sports black eyes, broken nose after rough hockey match

altIn a room full of champion hockey stars Monday, it was Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) who sported the biggest shiners.

Kerry, 68, was photographed with two black eyes and a broken nose at a White House event honoring the Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup win last year. 

The injuries were sustained over the holidays when a fellow player accidentally hit Kerry in the face with a hockey stick, said Kerry spokeswoman Whitney Smith. 

"He's just fine," Smith told The Hill. "The Bruins could certainly relate." 

Kerry, a longtime amateur player, also participates in the Congressional Hockey Challenge, a charity game to benefit Washington's Fort Dupont Hockey Club.  

According to the event's website, Kerry plays forward and right wing. 

The Bruins' Stanley Cup victory, in June, was their first in 39 years.