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Blackhawks say Quenneville has 'small ulcer'; full recovery expected

Greg Wyshynski
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The Chicago Blackhawks updated the status of head coach Joel Quenneville on Thursday afternoon. Quenneville was admitted to a local hospital on Tuesday night with "severe discomfort" and missed Wednesday night's win against the Minnesota Wild.

From the 'Hawks, the prognosis:

"Joel was originally admitted to the hospital early Wednesday morning due to gastrointestinal bleeding. He has been stabilized and today the cause of the bleeding was determined to be a small ulcer caused by aspirin.

"He is resting comfortably at the hospital and we anticipate him to make a full recovery and to be released in the next few days. At the appropriate time, we will update everyone regarding his release from the hospital and return to the Blackhawks bench."

Great to hear that it's nothing more than a "small ulcer." But when did "aspirin" become synonymous for "a defending Stanley Cup champion failing to play to expectations and lingering outside the Western Conference playoff picture"?

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