This time, Marian Hossa remembered everything.

In the aftermath of the hit he took from the Coyotes' Raffi Torres last April, the Blackhawks winger didn't recall what happened as he was taken off on a stretcher, checked by doctors in the dressing room and immediately transported to the hospital.

On Tuesday night, as he slowly got to his knees and was helped to the dressing room where doctors attended to him after he received a forearm to the back of the head from the Canucks' Jannik Hansen, Hossa was aware of his surroundings. That was his first indicator that he had not suffered a serious injury.

"When I fell down I kind of … realized what happened so that was a good sign," Hossa said after Thursday's practice at Johnny's IceHouse West. "I just was shaky right after. I knew it was not going to be that bad like last time. I didn't remember anything last time."

Hossa had concussion protocol tests Thursday morning and will have further tests Friday before it's decided whether he will play against the Sharks later that night at the United Center.

The veteran said after Hansen's hit, he immediately flashed back to the one from Torres during last season's playoffs that ended his season and caused a severe concussion from which he was not medically cleared until mid-November.

"It kind of happened in the same spot so it's something that went through my mind," Hossa said. "But I knew right away after when I was in the room (that) I was just shaky. I remember everything when I went to talk to doctors so I just felt good about it."

Hossa said he was pleased the league suspended Hansen for the hit, which NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan referred to as a "careless forearm."