Blackhawks say Campbell out 7-8 weeks

Updated: March 17, 2010, 2:38 AM ET
ESPNChicago.com news services

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday that defenseman Brian Campbell will be out approximately seven to eight weeks with a fractured clavicle and fractured rib.

As reported first by ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers, Campbell suffered the injuries Sunday when Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin hit him into the boards.

Ovechkin was ejected from the game and on Monday was issued a two-game suspension by the league.

"He will likely avoid surgery, and we anticipate ...

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