Marian Hossa will miss the 2017-18 season due to a skin disorder.

In a statement released on Wednesday morning, Hossa said that he has been undergoing treatment over the last few years for a progressive skin disorder. The medication that he is on comes with “severe side effects” which is why he will not be able to play hockey during the upcoming season. The Blackhawks will move him to the LTIR and get some cap relief when the season starts, but this is a huge blow to their top-6. His absence means that prospect Alex Debrincat, who had a massive 2017 season in the OHL could open the season with the Blackhawks.

Source: Chicago Blackhawks 06/21/17, 4:49 am EST

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Hossa (upper-body) will not play on Friday night.

Hossa was injured in Tuesday’s game and will miss Friday’s game with an upper-body injury. With Hossa out, the Blackhawks placed Artem Anisimov on IR to call-up Tanner Kero from Rockford (AHL) to take Hossa’s spot. Monitor the winger's status after the Christmas break.

Source: Chris Hine 12/22/16, 8:51 am EST

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Hossa is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Hossa left Tuesday’s game after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return. Head coach Joel Quenneville said that Hossa was “OK” and is listed as day-to-day. The Blackhawks have one game before the Christmas break, so don’t be surprised if Hossa sits out on Friday to give him a full week to recover.

Source: Chris Hine 12/21/16, 5:21 am EST

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