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Marian Hossa | Winger | #81

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (12) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 4 - 4:05 PM

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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.
Oct 3 - 2:27 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.
Aug 9 - 9:22 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.
Jun 21 - 8:41 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.
Jun 20 - 11:30 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
Apr 24 - 10:29 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.
Apr 8 - 4:10 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.
Apr 6 - 4:31 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
Apr 1 - 11:31 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.
Mar 30 - 10:08 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.
Mar 22 - 11:44 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.
Mar 21 - 4:55 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.
Mar 21 - 3:17 PM

Marian Hossa won't play in Sunday's match with Colorado due to a lower body injury.

It'll be his second straight game on the pine with the ailment. Hossa has 22 goals and 39 points in 64 games.
Mar 19 - 6:46 PM

Marian Hossa (lower body) is likely to play in Sunday's match against Colorado after missing Saturday's game with Toronto.

Chicago' veteran-most player has posted 22 goals and 39 points through 64 games this season with a 15% shooting clip as well. We'll keep you posted on the official word as it comes.
Mar 19 - 5:30 PM

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