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Marian Hossa leaves hospital, doesn’t comment

Apr 17, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

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The early reports on Marian Hossa‘s condition were far from promising. He left the ice on a stretcher and the United Center in an ambulance, with most saying he was “out cold.” Chris Kuc wasn’t able to get a comment out of Hossa, but there’s some relatively good news: the Chicago Blackhawks star reportedly left the hospital and exited in a “waiting car.”

That doesn’t provide much information on the severity (or specificity) of his injuries or his chances of playing in Game 4 and the series overall, yet it’s something. For those who were worried about Hossa’s bodily health, it sounds like he’s OK – at least relatively speaking.

More on Hossa

Video of the Raffi Torres hit.

Reactions from players and coaches: Joel Queneville was livid, Patrick Kane was diplomatic and Coyotes announcers thought it was a clean hit.

Meanwhile, Bob McKenzie emphatically believes it was dirty.

  1. shutyourfivehole - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Raffi Torres is despicable. So is Shanahan if he doesn’t bounce him for a long, long time.

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:09 AM

      You’re already complaining about his decision and he hasn’t even come close to making one yet? Unreal

      • tbeilfuss - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:36 AM

        because this stuff continues cuz Shanny is gutless! Start sitting these guys down for 10 games playoffs be damned!!

      • hockeyflow33 - Apr 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM

        Ultimately it is not up to Shanny. The players are responsible for each others’ well being on the ice and until they decide to at least respect each other, no amount of babysitting will fix that.

    • charliereno - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:50 AM

      Shanahan already is despicable…as well as inconsistent and incompetent.

  2. proudliberal85392 - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    I’m a Yotes fan, but you never want to see any player leave in an ambulance. Hope Hossa is OK.

    • hawkeytown - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      A class guy, seems respected across the league. Game suddenly felt less important… Get well Hoss,

  3. bobhpine - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Not a hossa fan for leaving the pens to go to the team that just beat him in the finals…. But that hit was bs… I hope he’s ok

    • trinityeagle - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM

      In Hossa’s defense, he was traded to the Penguins. It wasn’t like he signed there and was in for the long haul with the Penguins. He just chose what he thought was the best team to win a cup. He was wrong, but at least it was about winning for him. It wasn’t just a money grab like some of the other players.

  4. howardforvezina - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    The lack of discipline for hits has been dispicable. The disregard for players by other players is embarassing. Hitting is one thing but targeting the head is completely different. Its about beating another team not about injuring players. Its been going on for years. But it needs to change. Shanny can do better its not his judgement someone is getting is his way persuading him. Cleaner play=more fans. Arrogance and greed= humanity’s biggest problems. WAKE UP NHL! Get the plank out of your eye. Work on it for better play.

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