On Monday, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told the media that forward Marian Hossa is likely to miss approximately two weeks with a lower-body injury.
Hossa was injured in Saturday night’s loss to the Anaheim Ducks. According to Quenneville, Richard Panik will replace Hossa on the Hawks’ top line as Chicago hosts Panik’s former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on Monday. Sadly, Jeremy Morin was demoted over the weekend and won’t be available for the game.
Forward Vince Hinostroza, recalled on Sunday, was on the fourth line at the morning skate. Andrew Shaw suffered a cut and left practice for repairs; he was replaced on the top line by Jiri Sekac.
Erik Gustafsson will also miss Monday night’s game. Scott Darling will start in net for the Hawks.