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Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has been taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit by Phoenix's Raffi Torres in the first period of Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series on Tuesday night.
Hossa was near the boards at center ice and had just turned and passed the puck when Torres left his skates and delivered a late shot with his shoulder that knocked Hossa to the ice. Hossa was down for about five minutes as medical personnel rushed immediately to his side, and then was taken off of the ice.
Seconds after the hit, Chicago's Brandon Bolig was given a 10-minute misconduct for roughing.
Torres, who had run-ins with the Blackhawks previously while with Vancouver, wasn't penalized. Last season, in Game 3 of the first-round series, Torres delivered a hard hit to Brent Seabrook that injured the Chicago defenseman.
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The Chicago Blackhawks said there was nothing new to report on the condition of injured forward Marian Hossa.
"There's no change," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.
Hossa was injured in Tuesday's Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series on a brutal shoulder-to-head hit from Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres.
Chicago's leading scorer during...
via the Blackhawks website, The Blackhawks have released the following statement regarding forward Marian Hossa:
Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry:
“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...
CHICAGO Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didnt mince his words.
"The refereeing tonight was a disgrace, he said following the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 overtime win Tuesday at United Center.
He intentionally cast a blanket over the entire performance, but his ire was sparked by one particular play.
Midway through the first period, Coyotes forward Raffi Torres lined up Chicago...
In case you missed last night's Chicago Blackhawks/Phoenix Coyotes game three, Chicago's Marian Hossa was knocked out of the game by Phoenix's Raffi Torres.
It happened in the first period of play at about the eight minute mark as Hossa was attempting to get the puck.
After nearly two minutes, Hossa was taken off on a stretcher with an apparent head injury:
Really brutal hit here:
What is the Phoenix color guy even saying? Torres got no penalty, according to reports Hossa was sent to a Chicago hospital.
The NHL is basically out of control at this point. Wow.
CHICAGO -- Forward Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending an in-person hearing on Friday, the NHLs Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday. The hearing, which had been planned for Wednesday, was deferred at the request of the player and the National Hockey League Players' Association.
The hearing will be convened at the NHL's New York office for a...
Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was taken off on a stretcher after Phoenix Coyote Raffi Torres launched his missile like body at him. Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael...
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“This has spiraled from out of control to total chaos. Do we really need a player to die on the ice for this insanity to stop?”
—NHL player agent Allan Walsh’s Tweet after Raffi Torres’ hit on Marian Hossa
Forget for a moment that there is no way the NHL is going to win the public relations battle stemming from what we have seen thus far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Hockey’s...
<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-button" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.4" data-message="I usually try not to let my emotions get too out of control. I try my best to curb my homeristic tendencies, be objective, and write with an open mind. I will not be doing that tonight.
**** Raffi Torres!
This guy is a complete douche...
I was watching the Phoenix Coyotes game last night and like most was shocked to see that Raffi Torres wasn’t kicked out of the game for his check on Marian Hossa. The even more puzzling thing was the fact that Torres wasn't challenged to a fight later in the game by one of the Blackhawks players. Now the Chicago Blackhawks have to depend on the NHL’s Department of Player...
On Coach’s Corner tonight, the main topic was the Raffi Torres hit on Marian Hossa.
CHICAGO In three games of the Coyotes-Blackhawks first-round playoff series, weve had three overtimes, two-game tying goals in the final minute of play, 14 different goal scorers and 124 saves from Phoenix goalie Mike Smith on 132 shots.
Normally, those would be dominant storylines. In this series, theyre window dressing.
When the Blackhawks and Coyotes spoke to the media following...