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After a one-game absence because of an undisclosed injury, Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa was back in the lineup for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden.
Much speculation followed Hossa’s late scratch before Game 3. Some reports had it as an upper-body injury but on Comcast SportsNet, former Blackhawk Tony Amonte said his sources told him it was a groin problem.
Coach Joel Quenneville wouldn’t be pinned down on whether Hossa was hurt during warmups or aggravated an existing injury. But Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp made it sound as if they knew Hossa was dealing with something before testing himself in warmups.
“We weren’t surprised,” said Sharp.