After their latest successful road trip, the Chicago Blackhawks will get to play the majority of their final 18 games at home - but they likely won't have Marian Hossa for the first of those contests.
The star forward is doubtful for the Blackhawks' attempt to sweep the season series with the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
The Blackhawks (24-3-3) will have 11 games at the United Center over the final five weeks of the season and will play five of their next six there beginning against the Kings (17-12-2).
Chicago, though, is expected to be short-handed Monday with Hossa still ailing from an upper-body injury. He did not practice Sunday and forward Andrew Shaw also sat out with the flu.
With Hossa and Patrick Sharp (upper body) missing, the Blackhawks gave up three goals in the final 5:27 on Wednesday in a 4-2 loss to Anaheim, which sits just three points behind Chicago in the Western Conference.
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