Chicago Sun-Times reporter Adam Johns caught up with Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa on Thursday, getting the injured veteran's first thoughts since an ugly hit from LW Raffi Torres led to him leaving on a stretcher in Game 3 of the Blackhawks-Coyotes playoffs series.
According to Hossa, the effects of the injury are still very prevalent:
#Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa:"It is better ... but I'm still not feeling like myself."— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) May 3, 2012
More from #Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa: "Somebody just came and hit me and since then I don't remember much."— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) May 3, 2012
#Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa said he's had a concussion before, but nothing like this. Called it the biggest hit he's taken.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) May 3, 2012
The 33-year-old Hossa played all but one regular season game for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011-12 season, as he scored 29 goals with 48 assists.
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