Brandon Saad suffers injury

Updated: March 16, 2014, 11:38 PM ET
By Scott Powers |

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad was ruled out of Sunday's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings with an upper-body injury during the third period.

Saad's final shift of the game ended with 8:35 left in the second period. He had zero shots on goal and a zero rating, and had 11 shifts and 6:21 of ice time in the game.

"He seemed all right here," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after the game. "I don't think it's too serious, but we'll have a better idea [Monday]."

Saad leads the Blackhawks with a plus-29 rating and is sixth on the team with 44 points. He has 19 goals and 25 assists in 68 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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