Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher and hospitalized on Tuesday night, following a brutal hit from Raffi Torres of the Phoenix Coyotes. The incident occurred during the first period of the pair’s Game 3 showdown, and it was just the latest violent late hit in what has been a long line of them throughout this year’s NHL Playoffs.
Check out the full sequence in the video below:
Hossa lay on the ice for about five minutes before medical personnel got him into the locker room. He was hospitalized and eventually released (which is a good sign), according to ESPN.
As of this moment, there is no timetable for his return.
The Coyotes lead this series, 2-1.