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.
It's a tribute to him, and everything he's done and deserved is coming to fruition tonight with his jersey in the rafters. He's going to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. And I said today, if he's not, take my stuff out. If he doesn't deserve to be in there first ballot, no one does. Except for (Wayne) Gretzky, I guess.
— Hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull on former teammate Mike Modano, whose No. 9 was retired by the Dallas Stars on Saturday