IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
2 months ago

Hossa (illness) will be placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday, Tracey Myers of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move is more of a formality at this point, as Hossa had already been ruled out for the 2017-18 season due to a progressive skin disorder, but it will also allow the Blackhawks to be more liberal with their transactions as the season begins. Rookie Alex DeBrincat and the returning Brandon Saad will be among the team's new additions looking to fill the void left by Hossa.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
5 months ago

Hossa will not play during the 2017-18 season due to the side effects of medication related to a progressive skin disorder, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hossa and the Blackhawks were very clear in their statements that his absence would be for the 2017-18 campaign and made no mention of retirement or the future. The winger registered 45 points in 73 contests this past year while averaging 16:51 of ice time -- production that will be sorely missed in Chicago. It is all but certain that the veteran will be placed on long-term injured reserve in order to give the Hawks additional cap space -- $5.275 million at the most -- which should give them some added flexibility heading into the upcoming season.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
5 months ago

Hossa could be forced to retire because of a lingering allergy to his hockey equipment.

EDGE Analysis

According to Brian Hedger of NHL.com, Hossa indicated during a season-ending press conference that he still enjoys playing and expects to come back, but he's reportedly dealing with a fairly severe allergy that could threaten his career. Hossa was already taking medication for the allergy this past season, which seems to give some optimism for a return, although it will be a situation to monitor over the offseason.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
7 months ago

Hossa will stay home during the 2017 IIHF World Championships, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

At the age of 38, Hossa is going to leave it to the young guys to lead the Slovakian team at Worlds. The veteran winger shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, as he recorded 26 goals and 19 assists this season, even though he was held pointless during the the first-round sweep by the Preds.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
7 months ago

Hossa (rest) won't play Thursday against Anaheim, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blackhawks are locked in as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, so it wouldn't be surprising if they opted to shut Hossa down for the final two games of the regular season. Either way, the Slovakian winger will be ready to rock for Game 1 of Chicago's first-round playoff series.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
8 months ago

Hossa picked up a goal and an assist on the power play in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

Despite missing the previous two games with a lower-body injury, Hossa was the only Blackhawk that didn't look out of sorts on the power play. His team's 2-for-7 effort with the extra man was a major reason for why they lost this contest despite holding a 44-15 advantage in shots. Hossa's 18:27 of ice time was the most he has received since Jan. 10, suggesting the Slovakian veteran is playing with no restrictions.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
8 months ago

Hossa (lower body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Canucks, NHL.com's Brian Hedger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hossa has missed the Blackhawks' last two games due to a lower-body ailment, but his injury was never believed to be overly serious, so he shouldn't have any limitations against Vancouver. The veteran winger will return to a bottom-six role Tuesday, skating with Marcus Kruger and Ryan Hartman on Chicago's third line, but he should also see time on the man advantage as a member of the 'Hawks second power-play unit. Hossa has been a solid point producer for Chicago this season, notching 22 goals and 17 assists in 64 contests, making him a strong bench option in most fantasy formats.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
8 months ago

Hossa (lower body) was present for morning skate Tuesday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's great to see the veteran on the ice ahead of the evening's contest against the Cancuks. We're still waiting for official word that he'll be out there, but this is obviously a positive development. Hossa has turned the clock back some, as he's tied with Artem Anisimov for the third-most goals (22) on a team chock-full of offensive weapons.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
8 months ago

Hossa (lower body) did not take the ice for pregame warmups, making him unlikely to play Sunday's game against Colorado, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The initial reports seemed to indicate that Hossa would go Sunday but at 38 years old, Hossa could use the day off anyway considering the impending playoff run. Tomas Jurco is projected to take Hossa's place on the third line Sunday.

IRMarian Hossa
RW CHI
8 months ago

Hossa (lower body) is likely to return from a one-game absence for Sunday's game against the Avalanche, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wary fantasy owners will want to make sure that Hossa skates in warmups, but all signs point to his return coming Sunday against a hapless Colorado squad. The veteran winger has notched just two points in his last eight contests, but has taken a healthy 21 shots on goal during that span, giving him additional upside in a potent Chicago offense.