Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa suffered an upper-body injury during the first period of Saturday’s Stadium Series game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field. The Blackhawks announced prior to the start of the second period that Hossa had been ruled out for the remainder of the game, according to Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago.
Hossa sustained the injury on a heavy hit from Penguins forward Craig Adamswith just over six minutes remaining in the first frame. He was on the ice for four minutes and 18 seconds on six shifts before the hit would sideline him for the remainder of the game.
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The 35-year old has had his share of injury troubles this past year. After playing through the Stanley Cup playoffs with a back injury and with the short turnaround due to last season’s lockout, Hossa sat out the entire preseason. Hossa also missed three regular season games in November with a lower-body injury.
Losing Hossa for any duration of time would be a tough blow for the defending Stanley Cup champions. In 57 games this season Hossa has scored 24 goals, 26 assists and holds a plus-25 rating.