The sight of Marian Hossa prone on the United Center ice following a hit to the head is a sickening and all too familiar sight for the Blackhawks.
The veteran was injured during the third period of the Hawks' 4-3 shootout victory over the Canucks on Tuesday night at the United Center after taking a forearm to the back of his head from Jannik Hansen. Last season, Hossa suffered a severe, season-ending concussion following an illegal hit from the Coyotes' Raffi Torres during the first round of the playoffs. "I saw him after the game (and) he seems okay but we'll know more (Wednesday)," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said following Tuesday's game. "It's a major concern. Hopefully, he's okay." After the hit from Hansen, Hossa was down on the ice for several moments before he was helped to the bench and then into the dressing room. "That's ugly and very unfortunate," Hawks captain Jonathan Toews said. "You never want to see that. I don't know the situation yet but we hope that it's just a minor scare for now and he'll be back soon."