Marian Hossa leaves with injury

Updated: March 2, 2014, 1:09 AM ET
By Scott Powers |

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was ruled out for the remainder of Saturday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period at Soldier Field.

Hossa's final shift ended with 6:34 remaining in the first period, and he did not return to the ice. The Blackhawks announced he would miss the remainder of the game prior to the second period.

He played six shifts and had 4:18 of ice time in the first period.

Following the team's 5-1 win, coach Joel Quenneville said he didn't think the injury would be a long-term concern.

"Hossa might miss some time," Quenneville said. "We'll get a better idea probably more on Monday, pretty good idea, but we'll know more in a couple of days. But not long term."

Hossa has had injury trouble the past few seasons. He dealt with a back injury during the Stanley Cup playoffs last season and missed all of the team's preseason games this season due to it. He also missed three games in November due to an undisclosed lower-body injury.

Hossa has 24 goals, 26 assists and a plus-25 rating in 57 games this season.

Scott Powers is a general reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.



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