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Toews, Hossa miss morning skate for Blackhawks

Tuesday, 01.25.2011 / 1:49 PM / News
By Brian Hedger  - NHL.com Correspondent
Jonathan Toews
CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa both missed the Chicago Blackhawks' morning skate, but only Hossa is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center.
 
Toews will suit up despite battling an undisclosed lower-body injury that happened this past Saturday during a 4-1 road win against the Detroit Red Wings. Hossa, however, might miss the game with an illness.
 
"We'll say [he's] questionable going into tonight's game," Quenneville said. "He wasn't feeling well this morning. We'll see how he is tonight."
 
Toews, the Hawks captain, appeared to be affected by his injury in a 4-1 loss on Sunday at home to the Philadelphia Flyers. He wasn't skating at full speed for several shifts and also got hit hard by Flyers center Mike Richards in the second period.
 
Quenneville shot down any speculation that the Richards hit further aggravated Toews' injury.
 
"I don't think that had anything to do with the injury," Quenneville said. "He's fine. He's a competitive kid. He should be ready to go tonight."
 
Toews also missed Monday's practice, but Quenneville said that Toews doesn't plan on missing this weekend's 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover.

Author: Brian Hedger | NHL.com Correspondent