Zach Aston-Reese felt the excruciating pain but didn’t say anything for fear of sounding like a “wuss.” But the wisdom tooth that strangely and randomly grew into his gums at a weird angle back in August really hurt. It impacted his sleep. And it ultimately slowed his development. “I finally told someone,” Aston-Reese recalled Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena following a 4-1 win for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. “I felt a lot better. I was playing pretty bad.” Aston-Reese, who had the tooth removed in mid-October, has since made quite a turnaround, and it netted him the chance to make his NHL debut Saturday against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.
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