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(Sports Network) - Marian Hossa saw his 2012 postseason come to an early end thanks to an illegal hit from Phoenixs Raffi Torres. Unfortunately for the Chicago Blackhawks, they followed suit a few games later. Hossa and the Blackhawks look for some revenge on Sunday night as they visit the Coyotes. Catch the game on TSN and TSN Mobile TV starting at 10pm et/7pm pt. After the Coyotes won three of four versus the Blackhawks during the regular season, Pacific Division-winning Phoenix took on sixth-seeded Chicago in the Western Conference quarterfinals. The series took a drastic shift when Hossa was laid out in Game 3 on a hit from Torres. Hossa exited the United Center arena on a stretcher after Torres left his feet to deliver a hit to the forwards head. Hossa did not have the puck and Torres was not penalized, but was eventually handed a 25-game suspension by the league. Though the ban has since been reduced, Torres is still slated to sit out the first eight games of this season to finish up the suspension. Chicago went on to lose the series in six games, while Phoenix advanced to the conference finals before losing in five games to the Los Angeles Kings. Hossa made his return to the ice on Saturday against the Kings and scored twice while adding an assist in a 5-2 win. "Me personally, I kind of went slow and tried to build my confidence again. I havent played for a long time like some other guys, especially after the concussion. As the game went on I started feeling more confident, more comfortable on the ice," noted Hossa. Hossa was among three first-period goal scorers for the Blackhawks, with Patrick Kane and Michael Frolik also lighting the lamp. Jonathan Toews scored 76 seconds into the second period to give Chicago a commanding lead and Corey Crawford ended with 19 saves. "Nice win. We knew it was going to be tough," said Kane. "It was nice to get a 3-0 lead early. Everyone is going to play their best against the Cup champion. Its a good start." Chicago is opening the shortened season by playing 10 of 12 on the road and lost forward Daniel Carcillo to a lower-body injury on Saturday. He is expected to "miss some time," according to the club. Phoenix, coming off its first ever division title, lost its opener on Saturday, falling 4-3 to the Dallas Stars. The Coyotes were playing their first game since Ray Whitney left as a free agent. He led Phoenix with 77 points a season ago before signing with the Stars over the summer. Whitney had a goal and an assist against his former team on Saturday. Radim Vrbata posted two goals and an assist while Lauri Korpikoski also scored for the Coyotes. Mike Smith gave up four goals on 26 shots in the loss. "Its a tough way to lose and uncharacteristic for our team," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "Its the first game coming out, you have to expect some mistakes, but we certainly need to clean up those errors." Following the road loss, the Coyotes will next play two straight and five of their next six at home and have won four of their last six as the host versus the Blackhawks. www.raidersjerseyssale.com/andre-holmes-jersey/ . The All-Star centre for the Orlando Magic was scheduled to begin his post-operative walking program Saturday, one day after a herniated disc was repaired and some fragments removed during a procedure in Los Angeles. www.raidersjerseyssale.com/jacoby-ford-jersey/ .J. -- An official with direct knowledge of the plan says Formula One is coming to New Jersey in June 2013 with a race on the Hudson River shoreline just minutes from New York City. http://www.raidersjerseyssale.com/john-matuszak-jersey/. And when the right-hander finally found his groove, outs came quickly. Medlen allowed only an unearned run in seven innings Tuesday night, and the Braves earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the punchless Miami Marlins 3-2. www.raidersjerseyssale.com/mike-jenkins-jersey/ . While others perceived an improved Canadian performance over last weeks win over the U.S. Eagles, the former All Black saw his rugby team pay the price for abandoning its game plan. www.raidersjerseyssale.com/khalif-barnes-jersey/ . Drouins three points gives him 101 on the season and puts him into a three-way tie with Josh Currie and Ben Duffy for the leagues scoring lead. Drouin now has 40 goals in 46 games this season.FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The optimism that permeates most big league players when they start spring training wasnt quite there for Justin Morneau on Friday. There certainly wasnt pessimism, either, for the former AL MVP who is coming off another injury-plagued season. At this point in the Minnesota Twins first basemans career, there is only realism. The New Westminster, B.C., native feels good, but knows he cant guarantee that his concussion problems are behind him. He is confident that he can get back to his all-star form, but nervous as well because hes not sure how many more rehabilitation programs he has left in him. "I dont think there will be a career if its something Im dealing with (for the long term)," Morneau said before the Twins held their first full-squad workout of spring training. "Thats the reality of the whole thing. Im obviously not going to continue to mess around with this if it continues to be a problem. "There comes a point where you can only torture yourself for so long. Its something I love to do but you keep preparing and you keep being left out," he added. "Thats something that nobody wants to go through." He participated fully in the workout Friday, taking grounders at first base, popping a couple of home runs during batting practice and standing in against a pitcher to work on his timing. "If people are getting excited and worried about him being honest then thats too bad," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He should have concerns. Everybody should when youre talking about things like that because its the unknown. But I think hes fine, from everything weve seen hes doing good. He had a good day today, and we just go from there." Morneau also missed games over the last two years with neck, back, left knee, right foot and left wrist injuries, but said he wasnt worried about those holding him back. Hes still gaining some strength in his wrist after surgery and has some numbness in the index finger on his left hand from a neck procedure. But he expects both conditions to improve this spring. Hes dropped some weight with a change in his diet, reducing the stress on his ankles and knees. Morneau said he feels strong enough to go through all the workouts without limitations. Its the concussions that concern him. He was hit in the head while sliding into second baase at Toronto on July 7, 2010, and missed almost all of the rest of that season while recovering.dddddddddddd Then the symptoms resurfaced last year. He hit .227 with four homers and 30 RBIs in 69 games, and needed four operations -- on his neck, wrist, foot and knee. "The only thing right now that Im worrying about coming back or bothering me as we go along is the concussion stuff," he said. "Thats something thats just so unknown. Theres people that have the post-concussion and deal with it the rest of their lives. Its one of those things that I dont know. I cant predict the future." Coming off a 99-loss season, the Twins missed their franchise cornerstone, clubhouse leader and feared cleanup hitter. He was hitting .345 with 18 homers and 56 RBIs when he went down in Toronto, and he hasnt been the same since. "It is definitely good to see him here walking around," centre fielder Denard Span said. "Hes definitely a big key to our success and were definitely going to need him. If we get him back to the old Morneau, I think well be able to surprise some teams." The Twins medical staff will be monitoring Morneau closely throughout the spring to see how he responds to the workload and he has yet to be cleared to play in a game. But that is considered only a formality. "There are no restrictions," general manager Terry Ryan said. "Im sure theres doubt. Everybody that comes in here the first couple days is going to have doubt on where theyre at. But thats about the extent of it." Morneau did say that he feels much better entering spring this season than he did last year after being able to work out for most of the winter. Hes received support from his wife and advice from athletes whove had concussions, including former Twins third baseman Corey Koskie and pro hockey player Willie Mitchell. Now hes at peace with whatever happens next. "This year, I know whatever happens Ive done everything I possibly can to be ready and to just put myself in the positions to succeed and to have a good year and to do everything that I can," Morneau said. "I feel like I was able to do enough this winter to be prepared. If something goes wrong or if something isnt right it is not because Im not prepared or didnt put the work in. The excitement is there." ' ' '
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