Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/18/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save in front of Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Black Hawks during the game at the Staples Center on November 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Marian Hossa will "likely" play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told reporters at TD Garden on Tuesday. Hossa was a surprise scratch before Game 3 on Monday, a tilt the Boston Bruins won, 2-0, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Details remained scant on what Quenneville had described as an "upper-body injury." "I'm not going to go exactly into what the injury is or occurred, but I'm going to say he's likely to play tomorrow night," Quenneville said. Game 4 is scheduled for 8 pm ET on Wednesday. Hossa is tied for the most points (15) this postseason on the Blackhawks. He was replaced in the lineup by Ben Smith, who didn't even take the Game 3 warm-up. "I didn't want to tip our hand," Quenneville said when asked why Smith didn't take to the ice immediately before the game.
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