In a statement this morning Marian Hosea of the Chicago Blackhawks announced:
“Over the course of the last few years, under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff, I have been privately undergoing treatment for a progressive skin disorder and the side effects of the medications involved to treat the disorder. Due to the severe side effects associated with those medications, playing hockey is not possible for me during the upcoming 2017-18 season. While I am disappointed that I will not be able to play, I have to consider the severity of my condition and how the treatments have impacted my life both on and off the ice.”
We know there are many Blackhawk fans in the D.C. area and this must come as a blow to you. The 38 year old Hosea hails from Slovakia. The right winger has been with the Blackhawks since 2009.
We wish him a speedy recovery.