Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 4/18/12

The Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa took a nasty illegal hit from the Phoenix Coyotes‘ Raffi Torres tonight that left him motionless on the ice. As you can see after the jump, Torres left his feet for the hit so he’s likely going to face a suspension. He’s a repeat offender, so he could face 10 games.

Brendan Shanahan needs to send a message to Torres before he paralyzes somebody.

Hossa was taken to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where tests were encouraging and he later left under his own power.

Raffi Torres on his hit: ‘I felt like it was a hockey play, just trying to finish my hit out there.’

Coyotes coach Tippett on the hit: ‘It looked to me like he was finishing his check.’

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