Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa to miss next few weeks with upper body injury

CHICAGO – Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the next few weeks with an upper body injury, a big blow for the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Hossa was injured in the second period of Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over Los Angeles. Coach Joel Quenneville said during Thursday’s practice that the injury is “not of serious nature” and he wasn’t sure when exactly it happened.

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Hossa, who has seven goals and four assists, missed the first 22 games last season following shoulder surgery.