The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that right wing Marian Hossa underwent successful shoulder surgery to repair a small tear in his right rotator cuff. The surgery was performed by Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry.
"Marian’s surgery today went as well as we had hoped and he is right on track for the anticipated recovery we had planned on, which is approximately four months," Terry said.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres