Marian Hossa set to return to action
Chicago Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa returned to action last night, three days after suffering a blow to the back of the head at the hands of Vancouver Canucks’ Jannik Hansen.
It was a very scary sight, considering the concussion Hossa suffered last April during the 2012 playoffs when he endured a crushing hit by Phoenix Coyotes’ Raffi Torres, resulting in Hossa being carried off the ice on a stretcher. Torres was suspended for 21 games.
According to NHL.com, Hansen was suspended for one game as a result of his actions.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, “We always look at the history. There’s some hurdles and tests you’ve got to make sure you face and pass. And organizationally, he’s ready to go and he’s cleared.”
It will be great to see Hossa back on the ice. The Blackhawks are one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now, and could use the assistance of Hossa to try to remain the only team unbeaten in regulation.
The Blackhawks beat the San Jose Sharks last night, 2-1. Hossa spent over 17 minutes on the ice.