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Blackhawks' Marian Hossa expected to play tonight

Marian Hossa is expected to play tonight. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Marian Hossa is expected to play tonight. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa is expected to play in tonight's Stanley Cup Finals game, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told reporters Wednesday morning.

"He is expected to play tonight. He's fine," Quenneville said.

Hossa was a surprise late scratch from Game 3 against the Bruins, which Chicago lost to fall behind 2-1 in the series. The team said that he suffered an upper-body injury before warmups and it hoped he would be ready to play in Game 4.

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Hossa has been one of Chicago's best players in its run to the Finals. He has seven goals and eight assists in 19 games. His return should give Chicago a boost as it tries to draw the series even.

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