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Blues spoil Hossa's return for Blackhawks

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By Scott Bierman By Scott Bierman

(HockeyStL) -- The Chicago Blackhawks are slowly getting back to full health after losing two of their star forwards in March.

Marian Hossa, who missed six games with an upper-body injury, returned to the ice against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. It was his first game back since a shoulder injury forced an early exit against the Colorado Avalanche on March 18.

He didn’t record a point, but finished with a plus-two rating in 21:14 played in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Blues. He also scored during the shootout.

In 36 career games against St. Louis, Hossa has posted 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists) and a plus-15 rating.

The Blackhawks, who registered a point in 24 consecutive games to start this season, went 3-3-0 during the six-game stretch that Hossa missed.

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Hossa has 23 points, including 13 goals, and a plus-13 rating in 29 games played this season.

Patrick Sharp remained out of the lineup for Chicago against St. Louis. It marked the 12th consecutive game missed after suffering a shoulder injury on March 6.

Sharp posted 18 points, including 13 assists, and a plus-seven rating in 24 games played this season.

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