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Chicago Blackhawks: Marian Hossa Out For The Rest Of The Preseason

By Keith Schultz

Jun 28, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) during the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration at Grant Park in Chicago. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

It’s just the preseason so no reason to get to worked up about day-to-day injuries just yet, but it appears that Marian Hossa will be missing the entire preseason. Hossa was on the morning roster sheet and was expected to dress and play tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

When Hossa didn’t skate this morning it was apparent that something was not right with #81 and after the skate there were these tweets from the Blackhawks beat writers.

Yes, I am by no way even close to a world-class athlete, but you have to worry about Hossa’s age (34) and NHL game total (1,018) when injuries are re-aggravated and that he was hurt most of the playoffs.  A 100% healthy Hossa is what the Hawks need so if he misses a few games to start the season it shouldn’t be a big deal rather than the continued possibility of aggravation.

-Also on the injury front Brandon Pirri couldn’t complete the pre-game skate which has to be hurting his chances to start the season with the Hawks even though the way Stan Bowman talked about him all offseason you would have thought he was one of the young kid locks heading to October 1st!

Get Well Soon #81!

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