Marian Hossa has missed the game these past two weeks he’s been sidelined with an upper-body injury. The Chicago Blackhawks, in turn, have missed his game and everything he brings with it.
By Michael Kelly
DENVER — Antti Raanta has spent the last six weeks practicing. Wednesday, the Chicago Blackhawks goalie gets a chance to show what he’s learned.
Brandon Saad’s been thrown into the forward-line blender more than any of the Chicago Blackhawks this season.
Marian Hossa will stay home and skate but Niklas Hjalmarsson will travel and play when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.
It's a beautiful day in Chicago, a rare occurrence this winter. Yes, we know it's short lived. Yes, we know we'll be going right back into hockey weather starting tomorrow.