Marian Hossa placed on injured list

Updated: December 9, 2010, 12:44 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks have placed star forward Marian Hossa on the injured list, freeing up roster space while Patrick Kane also nurses a leg injury.

The move Wednesday allowed Chicago to recall forwards Jeremy Morin and Rob Klinkhammer from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

"[I'm] nervous, really nervous," Klinkhammer said. "Kind of a short night last night. Tossing and turning."

After 234 regular season games in the AHL, coach Joel Quenneville said the 24 year-old Klinkhammer was chosen over others simply because he deserved it.

"We have a lot of guys watching down there," Quenneville explained. "They're pretty in tune to who's deserving of it and who best fits the need as well. It's a great opportunity for him."

Hossa (eight goals, 10 assists) has been sidelined since injuring his lower body in a collision with teammate Nick Boynton during practice on Nov. 29. He was expected to miss two to three weeks.

Kane (11 goals, 16 assists) could be out for up to three weeks after injuring a leg while hitting the boards early in a win over Calgary on Sunday.

The Stanley Cup champions were 15-12-2 heading into Wednesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Information from's Jesse Rogers was used in this report.

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