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Report: Marian Hossa taken for X-rays following exhibition loss

Marian Hossa played just 10:47 in Thursday's loss to Team North America. (AP Photo)

The big fear for any team when its players play in any non-NHL game — whether it’s a training-camp scrimmage, a preseason game, or an international tournament — is an injury. And on the first night of the World Cup of Hockey’s pre-tournament schedule, the Blackhawks might have dodged a big one.

Marian Hossa was taken to a Quebec City hospital for X-rays following Team Europe’s 4-0 loss to Team North America on Thursday night, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie. But Hossa joined his teammates for their flight to Montreal, according to ESPN’s Craig Custance.

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Hossa played just 10:47 in the game, and sat out the entire third period.

The 37-year-old Hossa is entering his 18th full NHL season. He played in 64 games last season, after playing all 82 in 2014-15.