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Saturday, February 19, 2011
Joel Quenneville released from hospital

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was released from the hospital on Saturday, the team announced.

"Joel was released from the hospital today and is resting comfortably at home," Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement. "We will continue to monitor him and still anticipate a full recovery. We are working to determine when it is best for him to return to his coaching duties."

The Blackhawks' next game is Sunday against Pittsburgh. Assistant Mike Haviland has been coaching the team.

The 52-year-old Quenneville, who was admitted on Wednesday morning, received treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding caused by a small ulcer. He had gone to the emergency room the previous night.

The Blackhawks coach missed Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild and Friday's 4-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The defending Stanley Cup champions, who have been plagued by inconsistency this season, are trying to climb back into playoff position in the Western Conference.

Quenneville is 125-66-25 in three seasons with the Blackhawks. He ranks 10th in NHL history with 563 regular-season wins and is one of only two men to coach at least 1,000 games and play 800 in the league.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.