Marian Hossa leaves game early

Updated: October 28, 2010, 1:08 AM ET
By Jesse Rogers |

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said it was "too early to tell" if Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was seriously injured in the Hawks 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Hossa left the game after taking three shifts in the second period due to what Quenneville described as an "upper body" injury. Quenneville said Hossa would be re-evaluated on Thursday.

Hossa was off to a hot start with 11 points in the Hawks first 10 games. He had a delayed start to his season a year ago, while recovering from shoulder surgery.

It's unclear how Hossa was injured, though he did fall to the ice awkwardly before slowly going to the Hawks bench.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter
Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for and ESPN Radio 1000.