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07:27 AM ET 09.27 | With a week to go, there is hope Chicago will debut this season with forward Marian Hossa. [Hossa] returned to the ice Thursday after sitting out about a week with an upper-body injury, and he could play in the season opener, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Thursday. Hossa has not played in any of the Blackhawks' five preseason games after aggravating a previous injury last week. Quenneville said Hossa will not play in the final preseason game on Saturday. The Blackhawks' season opener is on Tuesday. "He skated about 40 minutes," Quenneville [Thursday]. ... "Hopefully, he'll join our practice [Friday,] but he'll skate anyway. But he felt good; he's good. He's not going to play Saturday, but we expect him, we're hoping that he's going to be playing on Tuesday."

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September 27, 2013  08:25 AM ET

They have the luxury to pick and choose when to play him in the regular season...no reason to rush him back.

September 27, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Hossa healthy enough for opener?

If he isn't might I suggest twist tops.

September 27, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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They have the luxury to pick and choose when to play him in the regular season...no reason to rush him back.

Exactly. The Hawks haven't missed a beat since the SC win. They look in mid-season form already. Hossa can rest his ol' bones for a while longer.

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September 27, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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Hossa healthy enough for opener?If he isn't might I suggest twist tops.

Money he makes he could pay someone to open his bottles...and probably does.

September 27, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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Exactly. The Hawks haven't missed a beat since the SC win. They look in mid-season form already. Hossa can rest his ol' bones for a while longer.

Makes you glad the Wings slid out of that division, although they weren't that far behind at the end of last season.

September 27, 2013  01:17 PM ET

2 cups in what 4 yrs. ?

September 27, 2013  01:19 PM ET
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Hossa healthy enough for opener?If he isn't might I suggest twist tops.

He's as healthy as a hoss(a). Best I can do.

September 27, 2013  05:20 PM ET
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He's as healthy as a hoss(a). Best I can do.

We won't look a gift hoss(a) in the mouth.

 
September 27, 2013  06:08 PM ET
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2 cups in what 4 yrs. ?

Almost 4 in 6!!!! He came close with Pittsburgh and then lost to the pens when he switched sides. Had it been the other way around......it would have been a record I'm sure.

Good player. He is a hossa. I mean hoser eh! :)

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