After the hit he took from Raffi Torres in Game 3 of the Chicago Blackhawks first round 2012 playoff series with the Phoenix Coyotes, it's hard to imagine Marian Hossa being back on the ice any time soon. That said, the Blackhawks have been pretty mum on Hossa's injury and recovery, only noting that he will not play in Game 6 on Monday night. But Hossa hasn't disappeared, as Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Monday that Hossa was out at the United Center and is reportedly feeling better.
Marian Hossa is out tonight but he's at the United Center today. Told he's doing better. #Blackhawks— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) April 23, 2012
The Torres hit on Hossa, which threatened to send the Blackhawks/Coyotes series into total chaos, punctuated what has been an especially violent first round across the league.
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