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Niklas Hjalmarsson to play Game 3

Updated: May 6, 2014, 5:13 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will play against the Minnesota Wild in Game 3 of their Western Conference second-round series Tuesday night despite not being medically cleared to speak after being struck in the throat area by the puck during Game 2 at the United Center.

"He's fine, but he's unable to speak right now," coach Joel Quenneville said after his team's morning skate Tuesday. "But he's ready to go."

Hjalmarsson was hit by a shot ...

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