The Chicago Blackhawks will be heading to Arizona without RW Marian Hossa, according to Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times:
Marian Hossa is not traveling with the #Blackhawks to Phoenix.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) April 20, 2012
Hossa took a monster hit from LW Raffi Torres in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. The hit landed Hossa on the sidelines with an injury and delivered Torres an indefinite suspension.
Through the regular season, Hossa led the team with 77 points on 29 goals and 48 assists. He missed only 1 game all season, playing a career-high 81, the third time in his NHL career he has accomplished the feet.
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