Marian Hossa is questionable-to-doubtful and Andrew Shaw will be out when the Blackhawks host the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Hossa suffered what looked to be a left leg injury in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Boston Bruins. He left in the third period and did not return. Coach Joel Quenneville deemed Hossa, “questionable, maybe doubtful” for tomorrow. Quenneville added that didn’t look good when Hossa was first injured but the right wing was “not bad today,” and should play again before the regular season ends.
“A lot of relief,” Quenneville said on what he felt on Hossa’s post-game diagnosis. “The way he went off, it didn’t look good. Initially we were concerned but the news wasn’t so bad afterward.”
Shaw was already ruled out of Tuesday’s game with an upper-body sustained against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Asked if Shaw will play in one or both of the final regular-season games, Quenneville said, “we’ll see on him this week.”
Scott Darling will get the start vs. the Coyotes.
Meanwhile, Corey Crawford did not skate on Monday; nobody did, as the Blackhawks just had off-ice workouts. Quenneville said Crawford is “doing fine,” and is still hopeful Crawford plays the final regular-season game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.