Hossa found twine Monday night against the Blues, but it wasn't enough as the 'Hawks were eliminated through seven games. Hossa was a man on a mission in the playoffs, tallying five points in the series, including goals in the final three contests. Despite being 37 years old, Hoss is under contract with Chicago until 2020-11. He fetched $63.3 million on a 12-year contract, but the veteran's base salary will dip $3.9 million to a still-cool $4 million next year. Don't hesitate to nab Hossa with an early pick in fantasy drafts next season; like fine wine, he's aging well.
Hossa scored his second goal of the playoffs and added an assist in Saturday's Game 6 win over the Blues. Hossa has recorded a point in three straight games as the Blackhawks have rallied to force a Game 7 in their first-round series with the Blues. The veteran skated on a line with Andrew Ladd and now has 148 points in 200 career playoff games. Look for Hossa, who has fired at least five shots on goal in three straight games, to play a key role in Game 7 on Monday. He's having a solid postseason thus far with four points in six games.
Hossa notched a shorthanded tally on seven shots and added three hits in Thursday's 4-3 double-overtime victory over the Blues in Game 5. Hossa opened up the scoring with the 50th playoff goal of his storied career. With three shorthanded tallies (and an assist) during the regular season, the 37-year-old is no stranger to producing when down a man, and the Czech will be needed for more if Chicago is to even the series Saturday.
Hossa (knee) indicated Monday that he will play in Game 1 on Wednesday against the Blues, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Hossa sat out the final three games of the regular season after suffering a knee injury April 3 against the Bruins, but it seems likely the team was just being cautious with him. Unless something arises in the next couple days, those in playoff pools shouldn't worry about the veteran winger's status for the postseason.
Hossa (knee) won't make the trip to Columbus for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blue Jackets. With the Blackhawks locked into the third seed in the Central Division, the team will shift its focus to getting their banged-up players, including Hossa, healthy and ready to go for Game 1 of Chicago's first-round playoff series. The 37-year-old winger resumed skating Thursday, and appears to be on track to suit up for Chicago's first postseason contest. Expect an update on Hossa's status ahead of the Blackhawk's first playoff game.
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