JIMMY GOLEN
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June 19, 2013
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Mum’s the word on Hossa amid NHL’s injury culture

BOSTON — Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville didn’t want to talk about the injury that forced him to scratch forward Marian Hossa from the Stanley Cup finals against the Boston Bruins. And why not? “I think that’s self-explanatory,” Quenneville said, once again declining to explain the secrecy that is as much a part of the NHL culture as playoff beards and Zambonis. Hossa’s surprise scratch from Game 3 and the one-word explanation — “upper” — for the part of his body that was injured is part of a long-running cat-and-mouse game NHL teams play. The theory goes that any revealing …

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