After taking another day off from practice Friday, Chicago Blackhawks
star forward Marian Hossa
took part in the morning skate Saturday and is set to play Saturday night against the visiting Colorado Avalanche
His on-ice absence Friday was more cause for concern about an undisclosed upper-body injury that's been termed "minor" by Hawks coach Joel Quenneville
, but Hossa said he's simply trying to keep his body in good shape for the rest of the season.
"If there was a game (Friday), I definitely would've played," said Hossa, who has three goals and five points in five games played thus far. "Sometimes it's smarter to … instead of going 20 minutes on the ice … just go in the gym and take care of your body a different way."