Karpovtsev suffers fractured cheekbone
CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Alexander Karpovtsev, who missed more than five weeks earlier this season with a broken ankle, suffered a fractured cheekbone Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes and will be out indefinitely.
Karpovtsev was hit in the face with a deflected shot by Coyotes defenseman Danny Markov early in the second period of a 2-1 loss and did not return. The team said Friday he will be re-evaluated in a week.
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