Blackhawks can put Marian Hossa on LTIR

The Hockey Central at Noon crew debate whether Marian Hossa is a sure-shot Hall-of-Famer in the midst of recent news that he will miss the entire 2017/18 season due to a progressive skin disorder.

The NHL has informed the Chicago Blackhawks that they can put Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve, according to The Athletic’s Scott Powers.

Hossa is unlikely to play another game after developing a skin allergy.

The 38-year-old has four years remaining on a contract that carries a $5.275-million cap hit, and by putting him on LTIR the cap-strapped Blackhawks can wiggle out some extra space to build their roster.

The league was also investigating the long-term injury claims of the Toronto Maple Leafs with forward Joffrey Lupul.