During this lengthy and nonsensical NHL lockout, fans were looking for any sort of positive that they could possibly find. There weren’t many. For the Chicago Blackhawks there was essentially one positive: health. That fact may relate to Jonathan Toews, who was recovering from a concussion, as well as Steve Montador, but mostly it related to Marian Hossa. The veteran forward was able to spend this lockout working with the team’s training staff to finally get cleared after sustaining a brutal hit in last year’s playoffs.
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