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ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks waits to faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 27, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
"Expected" was the keyword as far as Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa's status hours before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. "He's expected to play tonight," Blackhawks coach Joe Quenneville told reporters after a pre-game skate at TD Garden on Wednesday. Added Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews: "I think it's expected right now, but it might be like last game. We'll have to wait and see." Hossa was a late scratch for Game 3 on Monday, a game the Boston Bruins won, 2-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Hossa, unlike Game 3, wasn't on the ice for the pre-game skate Wednesday morning, although Quenneville declined to address Hossa's absence. "He's fine," Quenneville said. Quenneville previously said that Hossa is suffering an upper-body injury. Chicago Tribune reporter Chris Kuc reported via Twitter Tuesday night that Hossa possibly could be dealing with a neck injury. Ben Smith saw his first action of this postseason in place of Hossa in Game 3. 'Hawks sta...
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