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Hossa misses practice, still expected to play Game 5

Jun 21, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

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Marian Hossa didn’t participate in Chicago’s practice on Friday, but will be good to go on Saturday for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

“Hossa is fine,” ‘Hawks head coach Joel Quenneville said when asked about No. 81 missing today’s skate. “We did that [let Hossa skip] in the morning skate the other day.”

The Slovak forward was a late scratch from Game 3 and appeared to be laboring at times during Wednesday’s Game 4 overtime win at TD Garden in Boston.

Despite suffering through what is believed to be an upper-body injury, Hossa managed to play over 19 minutes and chipped in with an assist.

Quenneville said he was impressed with how Hossa was able to contribute, despite being less than 100 percent.

“I liked his contribution last game,” Quenneville said. “Defensively, too, you know Hossa is always going to be in the right spot and not give up anything on that end of it.

“Very happy to use him whatever number you want to say percentage that he’s ready at.”

  1. parasolmonster - Jun 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Who needs more Hossa?

    • ineedmorehossa - Jun 21, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      I need more Hossa

      • polegojim - Jun 21, 2013 at 7:33 PM

        I need more Hossa…. come back to DETRIOT!!!!!!!

        j/k… kinda… Go HAWKS!

  2. spitfisher - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    is Hossa a sally?

    How can he play a full game 2, then not play at all in #3 and then play 19 minutes in 4???

    Someone needs to remind him its the about the cup.

  3. kingsforever - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    We ain’t talking about the game…were talking bout_____!

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