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Hossa to have shoulder surgery

Updated: July 23, 2009, 6:26 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will undergo surgery Friday to repair a small tear in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder.

"Marian's injury did not respond sufficiently to our non-operative treatment over the last three weeks so we have collectively decided today to go ahead with the surgery," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. "Marian is a franchise player, and we want what is best for him and the Blackhawks long-term. This was a mutual decision and one ...

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