It's been almost a week since Blackhawks star Marian Hossa was carted off the ice and hospitalized after taking viciously dirty hit in the head from Phoenix Coyotes agitator Raffi Torres.
Things are just starting to get better.
Hossa will miss his third consecutive game this series with a suspected concussion on Monday when the Hawks host the Coyotes in Game 6. But he did visit the United Center in the morning, and a source said he's feeling much better.
"It's good to see him," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I talked to him last night and seeing him here today. There's still no news to report, but I'm sure his teammates are glad to see him and him as well to see his teammates."
Torres was suspended 25 games for his illegal hit as the NHL determined that he violated three rules in the process and took into account his extensive history of suspensions and fines.
Hossa didn't have a point in the first three games of the series, but was a plus-3. He had an All-Star regular season, leading the Hawks with 77 points in 81 games.