Marian Hossa says he is 100 percent recovered after suffering a concussion during the 2012 playoffs.
Hossa was concussed on a controversial hit by Raffi Torres in Game 3 of the first round of the playoffs, a hit that originally cost Torres a 25 game suspension that was later reduced to 21 games. Hossa thought he would be ready to go at the start of October but he wasn't. "There was a lot of time off," Hossa said. "And I had lots of time to work on my conditioning. When I came back in the beginning, I thought I was ready, but I wasn't. The conditioning coach [Paul Goodman], the skating coach [Kevin Delaney] and the whole training staff did an excellent job with me when I was training here in September for four or five weeks or so. I'm thankful for them." Look for Hossa to have a big year in Chicago with 40-45 points in a 48 game schedule, if he is able to remain healthy.