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Hossa misses practice, ‘unlikely’ for Monday vs. Kings

Mar 22, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

Marian Hossa

Sounds as though Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa will miss a second straight game Monday with an upper-body injury.

Hossa hasn’t played since suffering an upper-body injury on Mar. 18 against Colorado, sitting out Wednesday’s 4-2 loss in Anaheim.

He didn’t practice with the ‘Hawks on Friday, and head coach Joel Quenneville said its doubtful Hossa will be in the lineup on Monday when the ‘Hawks take on the Kings.

“He’s doing all right,” Quenneville told ESPN Chicago. “Hopefully, he’ll get on the ice [for practice] on Sunday. He’s progressing. With him, not likely [to play vs. LA].”

Hossa suffered the injury — believed to be a shoulder ailment — during the first period on a hit by Avs defenseman Ryan O’Byrne.

The 33-year-old left the contest and didn’t return.

Hossa has 13 goals and 10 assists in 28 games this season and is Chicago’s third-leading scorer (second in goals). In his absence, Quenneville double-shifted Patrick Kane extensively on Wednesday, and Kane ended up playing a team-high 24:23.

  1. comeonnowguys - Mar 22, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Which means he probably won’t play Tuesday? Which means he’s off until Friday.

    A schedule-cheap way to get almost two weeks rest for the shoulder.

  2. in1chuck1we1trust - Mar 22, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Surprise, surprise. Mary Ann the farmer’s daughter, milking this for all she can.

    • r8rbhawk - Mar 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      Chuck only comes to PHT with one goal, find a Marian Hossa article and TROLL

      • in1chuck1we1trust - Mar 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

        no

    • blackhawksdynasty - Mar 22, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      Chuck, you are useless. Go find a hobby and come back only when/if you have something intelligent or insightful to add. What a stupid thing to say. Just a waste of space.

      • in1chuck1we1trust - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        The “hawks” are a bit of a mirage in my opinion. They got off tona hot start for two reasons:
        1. They seemingly have the same club as last year coming back. while many nhl teams needed some time to gel, the “hawks” already had chemistry.

        2. They avoided the injury bug. Not surprisingly, now that they haved a couple, they aren’t nearly as dominant.

        Now put those two together(injuries and other teams are coming together), and you have a club playing .500 hockey since March 8th or so.

        Lastly: I don’t like hossa, so it’s fun to bag on a player with zero loyalty and is quite injury prone during his NHL career.

  3. esracerx46 - Mar 22, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Im relieved its not a head injury. The hit he took was weak and if that gave him a concussion his career might be coming to an end

  4. polegojim - Mar 22, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Hossa has hit the age where even a ‘good’ hit will put him out of commission… and obviously has.

    Tough deal, but welcome to the club. We all eventually join up.

  5. jpat2424 - Mar 23, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Chuck= Big D Bag

  6. blackhawks2010 - Mar 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Hawks have had players out all year, no problem.

  7. blackhawksdynasty - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Chuck – congratulations on putting together a decent post for a change. However, to say Hossa has zero loyalty is simply foolish….. 7 years with Ottawa, 3 with Atlanta and 4 (and counting) with Chicago proves your lack of knowledge about the man and his career. He played one year each in Pitt and Det trying to capture the best trophy in sports – something so many others have done as well. Marian Hossa is a very loyal man and player. Prone to injury? Unfortunately, yes. Sure fire first ballot Hall of Famer? Yes. Loyal? Yes.

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