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Marian Hossa | Winger | #81

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (12) / OTT
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Marian Hossa has confirmed that his playing career is officially over.
Hossa missed out on the entire 2017-18 season due to a rare skin disorder and will be moving back to his native Slovakia. However, he has decided not to sign any retirement papers until his contract expires at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. Despite a $5.275 million cap hit, he will earn $1 million each of the next three seasons and will likely spend both years on Chicago's long-term injured reserve list but there is also the possibility of a NHL team picking up his contract in a trade in order to reach the salary cap floor without having to pay the entire cap hit in salary. The 39-year-old forward will end his career with 1134 points in 1309 games and three Stanley Cups. May 19 - 12:03 PM

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Marian Hossa's status is the same after he missed the entire 2017-18 season because of a skin disorder.

"What I do know is that his status is unchanged, so at this point there's no indication he's going to play next year, either," GM Stan Bowman said. "We'll probably have more discussions on that in the coming weeks, but his medical condition is unchanged." Hossa still has another three years remaining on his contract with a $5.275 million cap hit.
Apr 10 - 9:41 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Marian Hossa on the long-term injured list.

By going on LTIR, Hossa's $5.275 million doesn't count against the salary cap. The Blackhawks have already announced that Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 season because of a skin disorder. The 38-year-old's career is likely over, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 04:05:00 PM

The NHL has told Chicago that Marian Hossa is eligible for long-term injured reserve.

The Blackhawks will free up $5.275 million in salary-cap space on Wednesday when Hossa is placed on LTIR. He will sit out the 2017-18 season because of a skin disorder and the side effects of the medication he took to treat it.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 02:27:00 PM

Chicago is expected to put Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve after the regular season begins to get the most cap flexibility they can.

Hossa has a $5.275 million cap hit for the next four seasons. He isn't expected to play at all in 2017-18 because of side effects from the medication to treat a progressive skin disorder. The Blackhawks could use the cap relief on roster help down the road like a defenseman or a rental at the trade deadline. If Hossa is forced to retire then a more long-term trade option may be considered by GM Stan Bowman.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 09:22:00 AM

Marian Hossa will not play in 2017-18 because of side effects from medication to treat a skin disorder.

It was reported on Tuesday that Hossa may be forced to retire due to the issue. "Over the course of the last few years, under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff, I have been privately undergoing treatment for a progressive skin disorder and the side effects of the medications involved to treat the disorder," Hossa said in a statement. "Due to the severe side effects associated with those medications, playing hockey is not possible for me during the upcoming 2017-18 season. While I am disappointed that I will not be able to play, I have to consider the severity of my condition and how the treatments have impacted my life both on and off the ice." He also added that he wouldn't be commenting further on his health. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said that the skin disorder "is becoming more and more difficult to treat and control with conventional medications while [Hossa] plays hockey," so it was a joint decision for him not to play.
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 08:41:00 AM

Marian Hossa may decide to retire from the NHL, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Hossa was still relatively productive last season, as he scored 26 goals and 45 points in 73 games with the Blackhawks. Unfortunately for the veteran, he's allergic to the equipment he wears. Friedman mentioned that the medication used to treat the allergy is so strong that doctors wanted Hossa to have his blood tested every few weeks. If the 38-year-old is forced to hang up his skates because of the allergy, it would be a sad way to see him go. Hossa's consistently been one of the best players in the world over the last 15 years.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Marian Hossa won't join Team Slovakia for the 2017 World Championships.

"Let the young guys play," Hossa said. He's 38 years old now, so it's not too surprising that he wouldn't opt to extend his season further. He had 26 goals and 45 points in 73 regular season contests.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mon, Apr 24, 2017 10:29:00 AM

Marian Hossa returns to action on Saturday against the Kings.

Through 72 games this season, the veteran winger has 26 goals and 45 points.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Marian Hossa will take Thursday's game off.

Hossa is one of a handful of players that is getting the contest off as Chicago shifts its focus towards the playoffs. He has 26 goals and 45 points in 72 games this season.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Marian Hossa scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The veteran forward gave Chicago a 2-1 lead late in the first period and they never looked back. Hossa has now scored in back-to-back games. He has 26 goals and 44 points in 70 games this season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 11:31:00 AM

Marian Hossa potted his 25th goal of the season on Wednesday.

The veteran winger has cooled from his hot start to the season, but he has continued to contribute offense despite being dropped out of Chicago's top-six forward group. Hossa has 43 points in 69 games this campaign.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Marian Hossa earned a goal and an assist in his return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

He produced both of his points on power-play chances for the Blackhawks. Hossa sat out two games with a lower-body. Coach Joel Quenneville intends to rest his veterans down the stretch, so Hossa could be in press box for a game or two prior to the start of the playoffs.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 11:44:00 AM

Marian Hossa will indeed play in Tuesday's match with the Canucks.

He had missed the previous two games over the weekend with a lower body injury. Hossa has posted 22 goals and 39 points in 64 games this season.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Marian Hossa (lower body) attended Tuesday morning's skate with the team.

He missed Chicago's pair of games over the weekend, so this is a positive sign that the veteran forward is healing up. It's not clear yet if he'll return the lineup tonight against Vancouver, however. We'll keep you posted.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 03:17:00 PM

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G1Corey Crawford
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