Blackhawks Hossa taken off on stretcher

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 17, 2012
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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