Hossa was tied for the team lead with 15 points in the playoffs. He was third in the regular season on the Blackhawks with 17 goals. The Blackhawks said on their Twitter account that ``something apparently happened during warmups.'' Ben Smith was in the lineup in his place. Smith, who played at Boston College, appeared in one game for Chicago during the regular season.
Hossa has three goals and three assists in these playoffs to match his point total from the Blackhawks' previous two playoff appearances. He was limited to three games in last season's opening-round loss to Phoenix after suffering a concussion on a vicious hit from Raffi Torres.
Hossa has scored a goal in three straight games and four of five. It was his sixth game-winning goal of the season and his second in four contests.
Hossa has scored in three of his last four games.
Hossa had missed six straight games with an upper-body injury.
Hossa has four goals in five games, giving him 13 on the season.
Hossa, who is day-to-day, could return on Friday at Colorado.
Hossa's nine goals this season are Chicago's second-most behind Patrick Kane's 10. The goal on Monday was only his third in his last 10 games.
Hossa left early in the third Tuesday when he took an elbow to the head from Vancouver's Jannik Hansen.
Hossa ranks among the NHL leaders with five goals.
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