Hossa out with lower-body injury, but it’s not serious, says Quenneville


The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, and they’ll do so without Marian Hossa in their lineup.

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told reporters prior to the game that Hossa is out with a lower-body injury. He did add, however, that the injury is not believed to be serious.

Hossa is 38 years old, but remains productive with 22 goals and 39 points this season, while being used on both the penalty kill and power play.

The Blackhawks have been on a tear, with eight wins in their last 10 games to lead the Minnesota Wild by three points for first place in the Central Division.

Meanwhile, Corey Crawford starts in goal for the Blackhawks.

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