Marcus Kruger skated today before practice. Coach Q expects Hossa to get back on the ice later this week. #Blackhawks
— Eric Lear (@BHTVeric) February 23, 2016
Hossa has been out since Feb. 13, when he was injured during the Hawks 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks. Chicago is 2-1-0 without Hossa, outscoring the Leafs and Rangers 12-5 before Sunday’s disaster against the Wild in the Stadium Series game.
Kruger was injured on Dec. 17 as the Hawks beat the Oilers 4-0 at the United Center. He had only one assist and was minus-five at the time of the injury, and coach Joel Quenneville has indicated he won’t be back before the end of the regular season.