James Neveau

Blackhawks Place Marian Hossa on Long Term Injured Reserve

The Chicago Blackhawks made it official on Wednesday, placing winger Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve. 

Hossa, who will not be able to play in the 2017-18 season due to a skin condition caused by his hockey equipment, will remain on the team's salary cap, but the Blackhawks will be allowed to exceed the cap by the $5.3 million cap hit that Hossa carries. 

With the move, the Blackhawks made two call-ups, bringing back forward Alex DeBrincat and defenseman Gustav Forsling, who were both sent down Tuesday in a cap saving move. 

With Hossa on LTIR and Cody Franson now signed to a one-year deal, the Blackhawks' roster is now complete, with 13 forwards, eight defensemen, and two goaltenders. 

The Blackhawks will start their regular season on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. 

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