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Hossa on concussion speculation: ‘That’s what they’re saying?’

Mar 8, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

Marian Hossa

It definitely wasn’t a concussion.

That’s what Chicago forward Marian Hossa said today when asked about the “undisclosed upper-body injury” that kept him out of Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Colorado.

Hossa will play in tonight’s rematch with the Avalanche in Denver.

The 34-year-old that suffered a serious concussion in last year’s playoffs also expressed surprise when told that, whenever he sits out with an upper-body injury and there are no further details provided, there’s speculation he’s dealing with concussion issues.

“That’s what they’re saying?” said Hossa, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “I never thought about it. That’s news to me.”

Related: Tortorella says players, fans ‘don’t need to know’ about players’ injuries

  1. noisetheorem - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    I just imagine big Hoss saying ‘It’s not a tuma’

  2. howiehandles - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Never mind the fact that Frolik was out with the flu. Since when do people sit out one game due to concussion symptoms. Everything with the Hawks is either an upper body injury, or a lower body injury. Bad haircuit, upper body injury. Stubbed your toe, lower body injury.

  3. bigoldorcafromvan - Mar 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    The flopper didn.t want to play that game cause Torres was around.

    • r8rbhawk - Mar 8, 2013 at 4:34 PM

      Colorado doesn’t have cheapshot artists, they actually play a pretty clean game. The hit that injured Sharpie was legal. So no, Hossa wasn’t scared to play the Avs.

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:53 PM

      Change your user name so the rest of your fandom’s brethren doesn’t look as stupid.

  4. arlingtonrob - Mar 8, 2013 at 4:24 PM

    The Blackhawks almost NEVER provide additional information, and whenever any player goes down a concussion is the first thing speculated.

    It’s a knee jerk reaction…

  5. thehighcountrybear - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Hossa’s a fraud, and the best living example of idiot economics in the NHL…the guy’s got a heart of glass!

    To wit: Marian’s scored all of 88 goals for the Hawks in just under four seasons…? Given his output and contract, the Hawks [ read Hawks' fans ] have paid approximately $84,204.00 per goal. Outrageous, and people wonder why the League is considered to have the least bang-for-your-buck of any professional league in North American sport!

    Once I had a love and it was a gas
    Soon turned out had a heart of glass
    Seemed like the real thing, only to find
    Much of mistrust, love’s gone behind
    Once I had a love and it was divine
    Soon found out I was losing my mind
    It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      Somebody started the weekend drinking early…

    • r8rbhawk - Mar 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

      Hossa is not just paid for his scoring output. He plays on the PP and PK. He is a 3 zone forward and a beast on the puck. In hockey terms, he has a lot of intangibles. The man backchecks as hard as his forecheck.

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