Skip to content

Hossa to play tonight vs. San Jose

Feb 22, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

67868_marian_hossa

Chicago forward Marian Hossa said he feels good, passed tests and is ready to play tonight when the ‘Hawks take on the Sharks at the United Center.

“I feel good, otherwise I wouldn’t be playing,” Hossa explained following Friday’s morning skate.

The 34-year-old returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since being hit by Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen in Chicago’s 4-3 shootout win on Tuesday.

“He surprised me with a punch from behind,” said Hossa. “I was shaky for a few minutes right after, that’s why I didn’t return.”

On Thursday, Hossa said he was feeling fine and passed some concussion tests, paving the way for more tests on Friday and his eventual clearance to face the Sharks.

Hossa isn’t the only injured Blackhawk making his return tonight.

Winger Dan Carcillo, who has been out of the lineup since suffering a knee injury during Chicago’s season-opener on Jan. 19, will make his return as well after missing 15 games.

“I’ve been skating and getting in shape,” Carcillo told the Chicago Tribune. “I feel good. It’s healed so I’m ready to play.”

Goalie Corey Crawford will also return to the lineup after missing the last three games with an upper-body injury. He’ll serve as a backup to Ray Emery, who’ll be making his fourth straight start.

  1. ineedmorehossa - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    I need more Hossa

  2. sjawesome - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Shark will beat the hawks 4-2 tonight

  3. sjsharks66 - Feb 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Bummer, glad he is alright and healthy though. Should be a good game tonight.

  4. davebabychreturns - Feb 22, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Glad Hossa is okay. It would be tough to feel optimistic about his future in the NHL if that collision with Hansen had put him out for any significant amount of time..

  5. pone27 - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Gotta love the Hossman!

  6. x50cal - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    It’s funny how he lays on the ice for a week but he is fine hahaha. That is called being fake and good at it.

    • berbes - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      there are a few things i could say about yo momma faking, but let’s just say you’re an idiot and leave it at that.

  7. in1chuck1we1trust - Feb 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Welcome back the drama queen, Mary Ann Hossa. If you look closely enough at the replay of the hit, you can see her peak open an eye to make sure everyone is looking after that “vicious” hit. Good grief.

    • berbes - Feb 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      ^^pls see above^^

  8. pone27 - Feb 22, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Lol, yeah he really played it up to get Hansen suspended. Real loss for the Canucks there, clowns.

    Some hockey fans on here really need to wake up.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches