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Chicago Blackhawks get Marian Hossa back but replace him on IR with Patrick Kane

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks activated Marian Hossa on Sunday but replaced him on injured reserve with fellow star forward Patrick Kane.

The team also recalled goaltender Hannu Toivonen from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs.

Hossa missed 10 games with a lower-body injury suffered Nov. 29 during a collision with teammate Nick Boynton during a practice.

Despite the absence, the veteran winger is fourth on the Blackhawks with eight goals and fourth with 18 points in 21 games.

Kane is third on the club with 11 goals and 27 points in 28 games. He hasn't played since Dec. 5 because of an ankle injury.

Toivonen is 5-5-3 with one shutout and a 3.12 goals-against average in 16 games for Rockford.


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