Consider it a very good sign that Marian Hossa is expected to attend the Blackhawks annual convention next week. By all accounts, his recovery from a concussion is going well.

"We look forward to seeing him face-to-face," coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday during the Hawks' prospect camp at Johnny's IceHouse West.

Hossa suffered his concussion when Phoenix Coyotes headhunter Raffi Torres hit him in the head during Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on April 17.