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Hossa misses practice again, Quenneville says ‘he should be better’

Jun 22, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

Marian Hossa AP

It’s become the norm for Marian Hossa to miss out on team practices and morning skates since getting hurt, and today was no different.

Coach Joel Quenneville quickly put to rest any thoughts about Hossa’s health after meeting the press today.

“He’s fine. He’s going to play, and we’ll say he should be better,” he said.

Hossa went through the same thing ahead of Game 4 on Wednesday as well as missing yesterday’s practice, but after surprisingly missing out on Game 3 you can’t blame folks for being a bit nervous about his status.

You can expect Hossa to be back on the same line he was on in Game 4 alongside Michal Handzus and Patrick Sharp. Those two skated with Jamal Mayers in Hossa’s place this morning.

  1. ineedmorehossa - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    I need more Hossa

  2. alexb64 - Jun 22, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    If he were Canadian or American NBC would be slurping him for playing hurt non-stop. But he’s not, so the instant someone takes advantage of his injury some meathead like Milbury will question his effort.

  3. gmsingh123 - Jun 22, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    A healthy Hossa might be the X factor of the whole series.

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