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Hossa (upper-body) out for key ‘Hawks-Ducks tilt tonight

Mar 20, 2013, 3:27 PM EST

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The ballyhooed matchup between the NHL’s top two clubs will be without another important player.

Anaheim’s Corey Perry was already ruled out (suspension), and now it’s been announced Chicago’s third-leading scorer, Marian Hossa, will be out of action as well.

‘Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters following the morning skate that Hossa is out with an upper-body injury and is considered day-to-day.

Dan Carcillo will take Hossa’s place in the lineup. Carcillo hasn’t played since a 6-5 loss to Edmonton on Mar. 10.

According to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune, Hossa didn’t participate in the morning skate due to an upper-body injury suffered during Monday’s 5-2 win over Colorado.

Hossa suffered the injury during the first period of Monday’s game on a hit by Avs defenseman Ryan O’Byrne.

The 33-year-old left the contest and didn’t return, and the ‘Hawks were their usual tight-lipped selves when it came to discussing the injury.

“It’s not bad,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told ESPN Chicago. “We’ll see.”

The Hossa injury situation has been a curious on this season.

Despite suffering a season-ending concussion in last year’s playoffs, Hossa was surprised to learn there are whispers of potential concussion-related issues whenever he misses a game with an upper-body injury.

(Whispers fueled by the fact Chicago never provides details about his ailment.)

“That’s what they’re saying?” Hossa said after missing a game with an upper-body injury on Mar. 6, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “I never thought about it.

“That’s news to me.”

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  1. blackhawksdynasty - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    It’s a shame that Big Hoss, Sharpie and Corey Perry will all miss this game. I’d really like to see how these two great teams match up when all of their respective starters are in action. With any luck we’ll find out on 3/29 when they meet at the Madhouse on Madison.

  2. in1chuck1we1trust - Mar 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    Mary Ann missing a game due to injury? Sshhh, sshhhhhh, shhhhoocck, SHOCKING!

    • r8rbhawk - Mar 20, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      This guy only posts on Marian Hossa related stories, and always says the same thing. Is this Chuck the alter ego of I Need More Hossa guy?

      • ineedmorehossa - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:14 PM

        no

      • r8rbhawk - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:12 PM

        Ineedmorehossa, thanks for clarifying. Watch out, Mr. Chuck is trying to steal your schtick.

  3. polegojim - Mar 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Guess that hit was a little more serious than he thought.

    Hawks are loaded, but he’ll be missed.

  4. bigoldorcafromvan - Mar 20, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Hossa is kind of fragile I am thinking. Probable didn’t want to get close to a few of the Ducks and touch that upper body, you know the one that gets injured alot.

  5. tbeilfuss - Mar 20, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    I wasn’t aware that a player who played 81 games last year at the age of 33 is a soft/fragile player……….

    Kane, Leddy, Mayers and Hossa were the only ones that played 80+ games.

    Why dont you get your facts straight before you put foot in mouth.

    Sharp hasnt hit 75 gms in 3 of the last 4 years…….he is injury-prone

  6. dawglb - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    He’s soft.

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