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Blackhawks release fairly positive Hossa medical update

Apr 18, 2012, 12:33 AM EDT

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Reading team injury updates and reports can make you feel a little bit like Jake Gyllenhaal in Zodiac: you’re left trying to decrypt purposefully vague messages. With that in mind, get out your decoders and try to decipher this Marian Hossa update from the Chicago Blackhawks, which seems pretty optimistic:

“Marian Hossa suffered an upper-body blow in the first period of tonight’s game. After initial evaluation on the ice he was taken by ambulance to the hospital for further testing, which yielded encouraging results. He has been released from the hospital, and we are monitoring him closely at home. We anticipate a full recovery in a timetable yet to be determined.”

So, here are the basics:

  • It’s an upper-body issue.
  • The testing “yielded encouraging results.”
  • He’s been released from the hospital.
  • The timetable is unclear.

Ultimately, Hossa seems to be OK – in the grand scheme of things. It remains to be seen if he’ll be back for the series, though.

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