Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Chicago forward Marian Hossa left early in
the third period of Tuesday's game against Vancouver with a possible head
Hossa left the game after receiving a forearm to the back of the head by
Vancouver's Jannik Hansen early in the period. Hossa laid on the ice for
several minutes before eventually getting up and skating off the ice under his
Hansen received a roughing minor on the play.
Last spring, Hossa suffered a major concussion after getting hit by Phoenix
forward Raffi Torres during a first-round playoff matchup. Torres received a
25-game suspension, which was reduced to 21 games, while Hossa wasn't cleared
for action until early December.
On the season, Hossa has eight goals and six assists in 16 games.
He scored two goals in Tuesday's game which saw Chicago take a 4-3 win in the
shootout. The win saw Chicago tie the mark set by the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks
for consecutive games with recording at least one point to start the season at
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