Marian Hossa insisted he wasn’t being reckless by returning to the ice Friday, three days after feeling ‘‘shaky’’ for nearly an hour after taking a hit in the back of the head from the Vancouver Canucks’ Jannik Hansen.

‘‘I feel good,’’ he said Friday morning. ‘‘If I had a little doubt, I wouldn’t go, I wouldn’t play, I wouldn’t practice. Everything’s clear.’’

Hossa suffered a severe concussion last April in the playoffs on an illegal hit by Phoenix Coyotes’ Raffi Torres and wasn’t cleared until mid-November. But he said he passed all the protocols and computer tests required to be cleared by team doctors and didn’t actually sustain a concussion on the Hansen hit.

Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said the team took every precaution before clearing Hossa.

‘‘He’s got to make sure he’s comfortable and we’re comfortable with him playing,’’ he said. ‘‘We always look at the history. There’s some hurdles, and tests you’ve got to make sure you face and pass. And organizationally, he’s ready to go and he’s cleared.’’