CHICAGO – Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was wheeled off on a stretcher in the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series with Phoenix on Tuesday, injured by a hit from Phoenix forward Raffi Torres.
Hossa had just passed the puck at center ice when Torres came out of the Chicago zone and hit Hossa with his left shoulder. Hossa fell to the ice in front of the Blackhawks bench and was motionless for about a minute. He was attended to by the Chicago team doctor, two EMTs and the Hawks’ trainer.
He was conscious and talking to the doctor as he left the ice.
Torres was not penalized on the play. There was no immediate word on Hossa's condition.