Blackhawks Scratch Hossa From Game 3 Of Stanley Cup Final

BOSTON (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have scratched forward Marian Hossa from Monday’s nights Stanley Cup finals game against the Boston Bruins.

Hossa was tied for the team lead with 15 points in the playoffs. He was third in the regular season on the Blackhawks with 17 goals.

The Blackhawks said on their Twitter account that “something apparently happened during warmups.” Broadcasters calling Game 3 indicated Hossa was hit by a puck.

Ben Smith was in the lineup in his place. Smith, who played at Boston College, appeared in one game for Chicago during the regular season.

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