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Blackhawks' Marian Hossa 'could miss some time' with injury

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Blackhawks' Marian Hossa 'could miss some time' with injury

Marian Hossa left Saturday's game late in the second period after suffering an apparent leg injury from a hip-check by Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm that sent the Blackhawks winger into the boards.

But it appeared that the injury occurred on the hit, not the collision with the half-board.

Hossa left the ice putting little pressure on his left leg and was helped off by trainers. He did not return to the game.

[MORE: Blackhawks lose Marian Hossa in OT loss to Ducks]

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville described it as a lower-body injury and said after the game that they'll know more about the severity of it on Sunday, but he sounded optimistic: "We don't think it's serious, but (he) could miss some time."

That means the Blackhawks, who struggled to generate scoring when Artemi Panarin missed the last two games with an illness, will be without one of their top players again and they'll have to overcome another injury obstacle this season.

"That's never a fun thing," Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said following a 3-2 overtime loss. "I think the initial thought is to worry how serious it really is. As far as I know right now, not too sure but I think we're hopeful. We've done it before. We're going to have to find ways to play without one of our top guys again.

"We all know what he means to our team offensively and defensively all over the rink. It's never easy but we'll find a way."

Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

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Podcast: Which Blackhawks could be on the move before trade deadline?

On the latest Blackhawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish and Pat Boyle discuss which Blackhawks could be on the trading block and what players are building blocks for the Hawks future.

Burish also shares a couple memorable trade deadline days and his “near” return to the Blackhawks in 2012. Plus, he makes his bold trade deadline prediction for the Hawks.

Listen to the full Blackhawks Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

Blackhawks ban four ejected fans from future home games

The Blackhawks have banned the four fans — who were ejected from Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals for their racist remarks towards Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly — from future home games.

On Monday, a Blackhawks spokesperson released this statement:

We have contacted the select individuals involved in the incident on Saturday to notify them that they are no longer welcome at our home games. Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks also wanted to remind fans that they can alert security at the United Center by texting the following to 69050: UCASSIST <SPACE> followed by the seating section, row and a brief description of the issue.