- Scott Powers, Reporter
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw suffered a lower-body injury against the Minnesota Wild during the first period Friday and did not return to Game 1 of their Western Conference second-round series. The Blackhawks won the game, 5-2.
Shaw appeared to suffer the injury after taking a hard hit from Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner at 10:34 of the first period. Stoner slammed his right shoulder into Shaw's right shoulder, and Shaw was thrown into the boards. He fell to the ice and appeared to yell in pain. He went to the dressing room shortly after the hit.
"We'll know more [Saturday]," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after the game. "We'll say day to day, lower-body [injury]."
Shaw played 3:01 and five shifts in the first period. He has two goals and two assists in seven playoff games this season. He had 20 goals, 19 assists and a plus-12 rating in 80 regular-season games.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw suffered a lower-body injury against the Minnesota Wild during the first period Friday and is day-to-day according to Chicago coach Joel Quenneville.