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Hossa to miss third straight with lower-body injury

Nov 19, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be without Marian Hossa tonight when they take on the Avalanche in Denver.

Hossa, 34, took Tuesday’s morning skate in the hopes of returning from a lower-body injury that’s cost him the last two contests, but quickly exited.

“(It was) close the last couple, three games,” head coach Joel Quenneville told ESPN Chicago. “I think they were all, ‘We’ll see,’ and we were hopeful he could play.”

Hossa, third on the team with nine goals this season, was hoping to re-join the team as it embarks on its annual “Circus Trip.” (The ‘Hawks head out on the road annually each fall/winter as the United Center is booked for the circus.) Chicago begins its seven-game road excursion tonight in Colorado before heading to Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Dallas and Phoenix.

All told, the ‘Hawks will play seven road games in 11 nights and close with a back-to-back against the Stars and Coyotes.

  1. pwt3 - Nov 19, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Get well soon.

  2. drone501 - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    a great hockey player but is he ever healthy?

  3. hammerhead5573 - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    drone, I agree with you. I will never talk badly of Hossa as he is one, note I said one, of the best forwards to play the game. He just seems to be injured every year. Hopefully nothing bad!

  4. muckleflugga - Nov 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    chill hawks fans

    they’ve called in crack pedicurist, dixie dawn, to see if that ingrown toenail can be brought under control…

    marian is expected to see action by christmas

    • hawksin5 - Nov 19, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      @muckle “dixie dawn, crack pedicurist”? thats awfully cute. are you suggesting that Hossa is some kind of wimp? funny. Does anyone else remember hossa, a 34 year old, playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs last year with a strained spinal disc, and a fractured shoulder? i SURE do. i also remember him putting up 17 pts in said playoffs. Hossa is an absolute work horse. if he’s feeling shaky, or has a small injury and needs to sit out a few meaningless games in the first half of the season while the hawks are 8-1-1 in their last 10, so be it. I’m very ok with that. I’m less concerned with Hossa missing a few games than i am with your stupidity and ignorance. you post the most blatantly dumb and uneducated s*** on this website every day. do you not have anything better to do than troll posts about the Blackhawks? heres an idea-watch some hockey, maybe even PLAY some hockey, educate yourself, and keep supporting whatever team you support right on to the golf course this post-seaosn.

  5. hammerhead5573 - Nov 19, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Careful hawksin5, you will now be accused of being bandwagon, classless and bla bla bla. Especially from that knucklehead. She will never provide any logical insight just bashing. But don’t hurt her itty bitty feelings

  6. jhaegs - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    He’s old. Lower body injury= erectile dysfunction…

    That, or he’s depressed about his parents naming him Marian.

  7. blackhawks2010 - Nov 20, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Muckleflugga= useless clown with no life, spends all his spare time obsessing with jealousy over the Blackhawks.

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