The Chicago Blackhawks’ offense was finally moving in the right direction on Friday night, but the team could be faced with a challenge on Monday as Marian Hossa is questionable to play against the Los Angeles Kings.
Hossa suffered a lower body injury against the Minnesota Wild, and he only played eight minutes in the contest. He did not practice with the team during Sunday’s workout in Chicago, and Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville classified the injury as a “day-to-day” issue.
With the possibility of Hossa missing the game, the Blackhawks changed up their lines in a big way during the Sunday practice. Jonathan Toews was joined on the top line by Ryan Garbutt and Artemi Panarin, with Teuvo Teravainen ascending to the second line to go along with Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane.
The bottom two lines remained mostly unchanged, with Tanner Kero, Ryan Hartman and Bryan Bickell skating with the third line and Marcus Kruger centering a line with Andrew Shaw and Andrew Desjardins.