Quenneville remains hospitalized

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, Last Updated: 8:13 PM ET

Chicago - Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville is still hospitalized with internal bleeding.

The club updated the status of the 52-year-old on Thursday.

"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," said Chicago team physician Dr. Michael Terry in a statement.

"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.

Quenneville was not be behind the bench for the team's 3-1 victory over Minnesota later that night. Assistant coach Mike Haviland will take the reins until Quenneville is cleared to return. Chicago hosts Columbus on Friday and Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Quenneville led the defending Stanley Cup champions to a 28-22-6 record before his setback, good enough for third place in the Central Division.


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