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Hossa Back On Ice Following Big Hit

Canucks player suspended one game for hit to the head




    Hossa said the hit did bring back memories of last year's concussion.

    Blackhawks fans can breathe a little easier Thursday.

    Star forward Marion Hossa was back on the ice at practice feeling few ill effects from a big hit by Vancouver Canucks player Jannik Hansen that took him out of the game.

    Hossa: "It Scares You"

    [CHI] Hossa: "It Scares You"
    Blackhawks forward was back on the ice at practice Wednesday and talking about the hit that took him out of the game versus the Canucks. (Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013)

    "Yea, it scares you," Hossa admitted after practice. "I think it's natural for everybody when you had a hit like that just a few months ago and something similar happened. I'm not saying the hit was similar, but you're just laying on the ice, hit in the head ... things go through your mind definitely."

    Hossa missed the remainder of the season last year when he sustained a concussion thanks to a dirty hit by another Canucks player, Raffi Torres.

    Hawks Take Revenge On Raffi Torres, Coyotes

    [CHI] Hawks Take Revenge On Raffi Torres, Coyotes
    After last year's vicious hit on the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa, Chicago's Jamal Mayers squared off with Raffi Torres at 2:35 into the game. (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2013)

    NHL brass fined Hansen one game for his hit on Hossa.

    A decision hasn't been made on whether Hossa will play against the San Jose Sharks Friday. Coach Joel Quennville said he and team doctors will evaluate the situation after the morning skate.

    Fans Furious Over Hossa Hit

    [CHI] Fans Furious Over Hossa Hit
    Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was struck by Torres' shoulder in the first period of Game 3 of the Hawks' opening-round playoff series. He was rushed off the ice on a stretcher and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. (Published Wednesday, April 18, 2012)