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Blackhawks’ Shantz Out 2-3 Weeks

January 6, 1998

CHICAGO (AP) _ Center Jeff Shantz, who set up the Chicago Blackhawks’ winning goal against Detroit on Sunday, separated his left shoulder on the next shift and is expected to miss two to three weeks.

To take Shantz’s place, the Blackhawks on Monday called up forward Ryan Huska from Indianapolis of the International Hockey League.

Shantz took a hit from a defenseman along the boards but kept the puck and was able to make a perfect cross-ice pass to Tony Amonte in Sunday’s third period as Chicago defeated Detroit 3-1. But Shantz was checked into the boards shortly thereafter.

He ranked seventh on the team in points with 17.

The injury makes the Blackhawks even more shorthanded at forward. Sergei Krivokrasov (sprained knee) and Ethan Moreau (broken ankle) are out indefinitely and Bob Probert (torn rotator cuff) will miss the rest of the season.

Huska, a center and left wing, had seven goals and eight assists in 39 games with Indianapolis.

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