Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa (81) lays on the ice after being hit in the back of the head by Vancouver Canucks winger Jannik Hansen during the third period Tuesday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)
In a home game against the rival Canucks on Tuesday, Chicago Blackhawks' winger Marian Hossa suffered a blow to the head by Vancouver winger Jannik Hansen at 1:10 in the third period.
It was an unpleasantly familiar sight for the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday as Marian Hossa lay motionless on the ice.
In a home game against the rival Canucks, Hossa suffered a blow to the back of the head by Vancouver's Jannik Hansen at 1:10 in the third period.
The two wingers collided as they competed for an airborne puck before Hossa dropped to the ice and remained face down for a few minutes. He was helped off to the locker room and did not return to the game in which he had already potted two goals.
Hansen received a two-minute minor for roughing on the play. The Blackhawks would go on to win 4-3 in a shootout.
Last spring, Hossa was knocked out of a Stanley Cup playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes after a brutal hit by Raffi Torres. Hossa was stretchered off the ice. He suffered a concussion and wasn't medically cleared to play again until December 2012.
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