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Marian Hossa returns to Chicago for personal reasons

Nov 23, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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When the Blackhawks take on the Canucks tonight, Marian Hossa won’t be on the ice, or in Vancouver for that matter.

Hossa had to head back to Chicago to deal with “a family matter,” according to coach Joel Quenneville.

“I think it’s okay but I don’t know yet,” Quenneville told the Chicago Tribune.

The 34-year-old star forward had a goal and an assist on Thursday in his return from a lower-body injury. He missed three straight games due to the ailment and it’s not clear how long he’ll be out now.

Chicago still has five contests left in a seven-game road trip that will run through Nov. 30. The team will also be without Michal Handzus (upper body) tonight.

This is the Blackhawks’ first game against Vancouver this season. Chicago leads the Central Division with a 15-4-4 record while Vancouver’s 12-8-4 wouldn’t be good enough to warrant a playoff spot if the season ended today.

  1. muckleflugga - Nov 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    on a related note, vancouver police have detained a cub scout troop caught smuggling pea shooters into rogers arena during the morning skate…

    several hawks players fell prostrate to the ice during the warmup, needing help off the ice after seeing the cubs wielding their lethal instruments…it was worse than seeing long john scott emerging from the shower one player was heard to quip

    upon questioning, cub master miles bottoms revealed his boys were simply ranging-in the pea shooters in effort to earn their all important sharp-shooters badges. elaborating, bottoms indicated rogers arena offers perfect sight lines with its uncluttered overhead space where air flows unhindered by messy banners and such

    informed of ensuing controversy when marian hossa was felled from vancouver’s notorious icy knoll during a previous visit, bottoms apologized for the apparent trauma sight of a the pea shooters induced during today’s skate

    bottoms apologized while wishing hawks nothing but the best, a sentiment shared by us all…

    • prd797 - Nov 23, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you don’t get out very much, highcountrybear.

    • slysipops - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      oh oh, looks like someone lost his ( or her) coloring books and crayons again !

    • larry1957 - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

      I hope your pet Parrot bites your nose.

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