Marian Hossa leaves hospital, doesn’t comment

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The early reports on Marian Hossa’s condition were far from promising. He left the ice on a stretcher and the United Center in an ambulance, with most saying he was “out cold.” Chris Kuc wasn’t able to get a comment out of Hossa, but there’s some relatively good news: the Chicago Blackhawks star reportedly left the hospital and exited in a “waiting car.”

That doesn’t provide much information on the severity (or specificity) of his injuries or his chances of playing in Game 4 and the series overall, yet it’s something. For those who were worried about Hossa’s bodily health, it sounds like he’s OK – at least relatively speaking.

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Video of the Raffi Torres hit.

Reactions from players and coaches: Joel Queneville was livid, Patrick Kane was diplomatic and Coyotes announcers thought it was a clean hit.

Meanwhile, Bob McKenzie emphatically believes it was dirty.