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Blackhawks: Marian Hossa doubtful, Andrew Shaw out vs. Coyotes

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Blackhawks: Marian Hossa doubtful, Andrew Shaw out vs. Coyotes

Marian Hossa is questionable-to-doubtful and Andrew Shaw will be out when the Blackhawks host the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

Hossa suffered what looked to be a left leg injury in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Boston Bruins. He left in the third period and did not return. Coach Joel Quenneville deemed Hossa, “questionable, maybe doubtful” for tomorrow. Quenneville added that didn’t look good when Hossa was first injured but the right wing was “not bad today,” and should play again before the regular season ends.

“A lot of relief,” Quenneville said on what he felt on Hossa’s post-game diagnosis. “The way he went off, it didn’t look good. Initially we were concerned but the news wasn’t so bad afterward.”

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Shaw was already ruled out of Tuesday’s game with an upper-body sustained against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Asked if Shaw will play in one or both of the final regular-season games, Quenneville said, “we’ll see on him this week.”

Scott Darling will get the start vs. the Coyotes.

Meanwhile, Corey Crawford did not skate on Monday; nobody did, as the Blackhawks just had off-ice workouts. Quenneville said Crawford is “doing fine,” and is still hopeful Crawford plays the final regular-season game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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.

Blackhawks deal Michal Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick

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Blackhawks deal Michal Kempny to Capitals for conditional third-round pick

The Blackhawks dealt defenseman Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals for a third-round pick. Kempny had seven points in 31 games this season.

Kempny, 27, recorded 15 points in 81 career games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an assist in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Capitals.

Kempny signed a one-year extension through the end of this season back in May.