Marian Hossa returning to Blackhawks lineup tonight against Stars

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DALLAS, Tex. – Marian Hossa is back, for real this time.

Many believed the Blackhawks veteran winger would rejoin the team this past Wednesday, but Hossa opted to wait until he felt 100 percent both mentally and physically.

The timing couldn’t be better for the Hawks, who enter tonight’s game in Dallas in a dead even tie with the Stars atop the Central Division standings.

The Stars lead the season series 2-1, outscoring the Hawks 8-2 in a pair of lopsided wins.

Another victory tonight would give Dallas the tiebreaker and put them in the catbird seat in the Western Conference with just 13 games remaining on the regular season slate.