The mystery question has been solved: Jack Skille will replace Marian Hossa in the Hawks lineup for the game against the Anaheim Ducks.
There hasn’t been an official word regarding the nature of Hossa’s removal from the lineup yet. As we hear something, we’ll update you. Also missing from the lineup is Cam Barker, a fifth consecutive absence from Barker.
Antti Niemi will start in net tonight after a poor performance from Cristobal Huet on Saturday night in Minnesota.
UPDATE: According to the Blackhawks on Twitter, Hossa is out because of an undisclosed “lowed body injury” and is listed as day-to-day. As this develops we’ll bring you more.