Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald had this to say:
Marian Hossa skated Friday for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery on July 24. While Hossa still isn't expected to play until late November, getting back on the ice was a big step in his rehab from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
"If I feel comfortable with the shoulder, I would like to maybe come back sooner, but that's only if I feel comfortable," Hossa said. "If I don't, I'd rather wait an extra week and make sure it's 100 percent right."
Hossa can only skate for now with little stick handling and no shooting. The Hawks will begin to incorporate some stick handling into Hossa's on-ice routine next week followed by some light shooting. "It's good that he's back on the ice, he's been really progressing, but he's still a long ways away," Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "He's certainly on due course and we're excited he's progressing the way he is. We're looking forward to him returning, but we're taking baby steps right now."
His return is getting closer and closer. Any ideas on where they will play ou sad panda? The top two lines seem to be clicking pretty well. I'm guessing VERSTEEG! gets bumped.