Quenneville: Hossa is ‘fine’ and expected to play


Marian Hossa didn’t skate with his teammates this morning, but Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said he expects the talented winger to play tonight in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

“He’s fine,” said Quenneville.

Of course, Hossa wasn’t “fine” enough to play Game 3. And if Quenneville didn’t want to tip his hand prior to that game, well, let’s just wait until tonight to see the actual lineup.

Hossa is tied with Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane for the team lead in postseason points, with 15.

The 34-year-old winger also has three power-play goals, something the ‘Hawks haven’t managed to score in their last six games.

If Hossa does play, he’ll likely skate on a line with Sharp and Michal Handzus. This morning, bottom-six winger Jamal Mayers was filling in on that line.