Motte hadn’t been playing much prior to today’s demotion. He logged just 10:21 of ice time in yesterday’s Winter Classic, which the ‘Hawks lost to St. Louis, 4-1. The 21-year-old rookie has four goals and three assists in 33 games.
Chicago doesn’t play again until Thursday versus Buffalo at United Center.
Hossa has missed five games with an upper-body injury, but was close to playing yesterday.