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Marian Hossa (upper-body) labeled day-to-day

Jun 17, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

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Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville updated Marian Hossa‘s status: he’s considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He hopes the star winger will be available for Game 4 on Wednesday, but that’s unclear at this time.

People were stunned that Marian Hossa sat out Game 3 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, but Blackhawks teammates Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp knew it was possible, Mark Lazerus of Chicago Sun-Times reports. Quenneville said he was a “game-time decision” heading into the game.

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien wasn’t in the know, however, stating that “he was as surprised as anyone” that Hossa wouldn’t play.

Many wondered if Hossa, 34, was hit by a puck during the pre-game skate but Quenneville shot that notion down.

He explained that Ben Smith was added in his place in hopes of replacing at least some of Hossa’s scoring.

That didn’t work out on a team-wide level, obviously, as the Boston Bruins shut them out 2-0 in Game 3 on Monday.

  1. kingsforever - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    lol typical Hossa, he always does this so he has an excuse.

    Cue the hawks fans telling me to be quiet because one round more is worth so much. Our title is and always will be more recent then any of yours.

    • 19to77 - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      Ha. Ha ha. Cute how Cup wins breed fairweather fanatics. Don’t worry, another year or two of losses and you’ll get bored and start singing the usual tune. “Hockey is a dumb sport anyway.” “Nobody even cares about it!” “I never really liked the Kings.”

      I wonder, will you even be posting here by the time the 2013-14 playoffs roll around?

      • patriotslove12 - Jun 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

        Awww, after that soliloquy I think you need a tissue because your beloved Blackhawks lost. Stop Crying and pray that Hossa has the same cohones that Horton did in Game 2 when he returned from a dislocated shoulder. Your gonna NEED him in game 4 to have a CHANCE in this series.

      • chicagobtech - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

        If Horton returned in the first game *then* I’d say he has cohones.

      • 19to77 - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:16 AM

        Uh, hi, patriotstoolbox? I’m a Bruins fan, and I want the ‘Hawks to lose. Doesn’t mean I can’t call a spade a spade, and kingsforever is a particularly stupid spade.

    • chicagobtech - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Little too much sand in the v-j? SoCal smog cutting off the oxygen to your brain? Hossa is a hoss, the guy doesn’t take time off. If he didn’t play I’m going to guess he was shut down by the medical staff and Coach Q.

  2. soj83 - Jun 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    From the video i saw on the NHL network, it wasn’t him getting hit with a shot, but he took a shot and skated right to the bench. You would think it was a pre-existing injury, but Chicago will be tight lipped (just like any other team). A huge loss for Chi if he is out the whole series, but I would not be surprised to see him in one of the next 2 games, even if he was way under 100%.

  3. kingsforever - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    19 to 77. Lame players

    • comeonnowguys - Jun 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Well you certainly showed him.

  4. kingsforever - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    What Boston fan picks those numbers? For who Bourque? Yeah you’re not a Bruins fan at all, sweet cover

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