WATCH: Defining moment of Marian Hossa's Blackhawks career

WATCH: Defining moment of Marian Hossa's Blackhawks career

When news broke that Marian Hossa would miss the 2017-18 season with a progressive skin disorder, it shocked both Blackhawks fans and the entire hockey community.

His future after that is unclear, and if it's the end of what is surely to be a Hall of Fame career, Hossa will go down as one of the best two-way players in league history and a class act both on and off the ice.

He's also been a crucial part of the Blackhawks winning three Stanley Cups, and there's a case to be made they don't win the first one in 2010 without him. 

In a playoff-defining moment with Chicago, Hossa capped a two-goal comeback win in Game 5 against the Nashville Predators of the first round of the playoffs by racing out of the box after serving a four-minute penalty and scoring in overtime to give the Blackhawks a 5-4 win and 3-2 series lead. The Blackhawks went on to win Game 6, and eventually snapped a 49-year championship drought.

Relive it in the video above.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Patrick Sharp gives insight on the team's struggles

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Patrick Sharp gives insight on the team's struggles

Former Blackhawk Patrick Sharp joins Pat Boyle on the latest episode of the Blackhawks Talk Podcast to discuss the Blackhawks' recent struggles (1:45) and to look back on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup Championship with the Hawks (7:45).

Plus, Sharpy looks back on the games following the birth of his two daughters (11:45), memories from the mother's and father's trip (13:45) and finally starting a new chapter with his broadcasting career (15:00).

Listen to the full episode here or in the embedded player below:

Blackhawks Talk Podcast


Blackhawks place Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw on injured reserve

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Blackhawks place Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw on injured reserve

The Blackhawks placed defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Andrew Shaw on injured reserve Friday, retroactive to Nov. 29 and 30, respectively. The move opens up two spots on the 23-man roster, although the team did not make any corresponding transactions due to cap reasons.

Keith, who has missed the last three games with a groin injury, and Shaw, who is in the league's concussion protocol, will not play in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils but they will both be eligible to return after that, whenever they're cleared to do so. Injured reserve requires a player to miss a minimum of seven days from their retroactive date.

The Blackhawks do not receive any cap relief by putting Keith and Shaw on regular injured reserve, but if their injuries continue to linger, the team could transfer one or both to long-term injured reserve (LTIR) for financial reasons, which would force them to miss a minimum of 10 games and 24 days from the time of their injury.

The Blackhawks do not have the cap space to make a call-up and with Drake Caggiula, who's on LTIR, inching closer to a return, that complicates things from a financial standpoint. They're currently sitting at 21 players and have $240,030 in projected cap space, according to Cap Friendly.

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