Hossa, Johnsson out vs. Capitals

Updated: March 14, 2010, 12:54 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa was a surprise scratch for Sunday's game against the Washington Capitals with what was described as an upper-body injury.

Hossa played 18:08 on Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, including the final four seconds of the game while showing no outward signs of suffering a new injury.

An upper-body ailment also shelved Kim Johnsson for Sunday's game. Johnsson played only 10:02 on Saturday with his last shift coming with 13:48 left in the third period.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.

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Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers the Chicago Cubs for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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