Marian Hossa slowly starting to feel better

Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was one of the most recent NHL players to suffer a major concussion, and in a recent interview with Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun Times the forward said he's slowly starting to feel better.

But even that progress gives you a pretty good idea as to how severe his injury is, and the lengthy recovery time that's associated with it.

Said Hossa, via the Sun Times, "The good news is I'm slowly getting better. Obviously, I'm not feeling like myself yet, but I'm getting better. I'm slowly going for walks, and that's a good thing. Training camp is still far away, and we'll see what will happen by then."

Hossa was injured during Game 3 of their opening round series against Phoenix -- a series the Coyotes went on to win -- when Raffi Torres knocked him out with an illegal hit to the head. Torres, a repeat offender with a lengthy history of NHL discipline, was suspended 25 games for the hit, a decision that he and the NHLPA have reportedly decided to appeal. Not the suspension itself, but that the punishment was "excessive."

Torres reached out to Hossa following the hit, and while he appreciated the gesture he also told him that he was upset about Torres jumping into him to make the hit.

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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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