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Blackhawks’ Hossa sits out against Avalanche with ‘upper body injury’

Mar 6, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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A day after being honored for playing his 1,000th National Hockey League game, Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa is sitting out against the Colorado Avalanche with an “undisclosed upper-body injury,” according to

Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reported that the announcement of Hossa being a late scratch from tonight’s contest came three minutes into the game.

The 34-year-old Slovakian winger has now played in 1,001 NHL games, and had 10 goals and 18 points in 23 games this season for the red-hot Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks are looking to go 24 games without a regulation loss to begin the season.


  1. itsallniceonice - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Missed the timing a bit on this article.

    • esracerx46 - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      I thought the same thing. When I saw the red jersey I thought Cam was goin to bed and figured he’d just submit the streak story early.

    • r8rbhawk - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      Tomorrow afternoon they are going to post an article that both Shaw and Sharp were injured during the game

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