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Blackhawks’ Hjalmarsson Can’t Talk, But He’ll Play In Game 3

Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was injured after taking a puck around the throat area in Game 2 on Sunday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson was injured after taking a puck around the throat area in Game 2 on Sunday. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson took a puck to the throat area in his team’s win against the Wild in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series, and he’s feeling the effects of it.

Hjalmarsson will play in Game 3 tonight, but for his own good, he’s currently not speaking, according to reports from beat writers. Chicago leads the best-of-seven series 2-0.

Hockey, man. Hockey.