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Hossa resumes skating, working out with ‘Hawks coaches

Oct 2, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT

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On a day where negative lockout news reigned, a positive occurred in Chicago.

Marian Hossa, who suffered a season-ending concussion in April, was back in the Windy City working out with several Blackhawks coaches.

According to CSN Chicago’s Tracey Myers, Hossa participated in an hour-long training regime on Tuesday, skating with conditioning coach Kevin Delaney. The veteran winger was “working out on a high level,” but declined an interview request following the session.

Hossa has been largely silent since suffering the concussion at the hands of Raffi Torres in Chicago’s opening-round playoff loss to the Coyotes.

The Slovak sniper spoke with the media in July — discussing the dark days that immediately followed the hit — in what was his last major interview regarding his health and recovery.

  1. esracerx46 - Oct 2, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    I say this as a die hard hawks fan. But, I thought players and coaches couldnt talk to one another? Or was that just the nfl lockout? Or is it because hossa was placed on IR that that makes him a special case.

    • Mike Halford - Oct 2, 2012 at 8:49 PM

      If a player was injured/already on IR at the time of the lockout, they still get paid and have access to all team facilities, doctors and club employees. Hossa is part of a group that includes Chris Pronger, Milan Michalek, Ryan Kesler…to name a few.

  2. esracerx46 - Oct 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Thanks. I kinda figured that was the case. So what about Adam Oates and the rest of the Caps coaching staff? Is that a loophole that more teams should be expected to exploit?

  3. sporkov - Oct 4, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    As a Coyotes fan, hockey fan first, I hope he gets healthy as soon as possible. It is good to hear he is able to skate, because if you are not having balance problems that is a really good sign.

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