Chicago Blackhawks place RW Marian Hossa on IR

By The Sports Xchange  |  Feb. 16, 2016 at 12:47 AM
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The Chicago Blackhawks placed right winger Marian Hossa on injured reserve Sunday, a day after he was hurt in a game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm caught Hossa with a hip-check that caused an awkward landing and an apparent leg injury. Hossa needed to be helped off the ice and did not return after the hit Saturday.

The 37-year-old winger has 10 goals and 18 assists while playing his usual strong two-way game this season. He has 496 career goals.

In response, the Blackhawks recalled center Vincent Hinostroza from their AHL affiliate in Rockford, Ill.

The 21-year-old Hinostroza made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on Oct. 17 and has played four games with Chicago this season. He leads Rockford with 27 points in 41 games.

The Blackhawks return to action Monday when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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