"I should be ready to go," he said. "I feel good."
Hossa was knocked out of the Blackhawks' last game, Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks, when he was hit in the back of the head by Canucks forward Jannik Hansen 1:10 into the third period. Hansen was called for roughing during the game, and was suspended for one game by the NHL on Wednesday.
The Hawks are one game away from passing the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks' 16-game mark for most consecutive games without a regulation loss to start a season.
The Blackhawks also announced defenseman Brent Seabrook and goaltender Corey Crawford would be back in the lineup, as well. Seabrook missed Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury, while Crawford will backup Ray Emery on Friday. Crawford has been out the last 10 days with an upper-body injury.
It's an incredible feeling just to see it go in and see the Joe go pretty crazy. Ever since the introduction there, I was kind of feeling the nerves, and to put that one home, I started to feel comfortable and I thought my play started to pick up.
— Nineteen-year-old Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin after scoring a goal in his NHL debut
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