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Blackhawks forward Jason Williams out for six weeks with hernia

CHICAGO - Chicago Blackhawks forward Jason Williams will be out at least six weeks after surgery Friday to repair a sports hernia.

Williams has 19 points (7-12) in 20 games this season, including two game-winning goals.

Williams last played Nov. 28, getting an assist in the Blackhawks' 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning before injuring his groin.

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