Hossa assigned to Hartford for conditioning
Hossa, 26, has registered one goal and seven assists for eight points, along with a plus-seven rating and 24 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Rangers this season.
The Ilava, Slovakia native has posted a plus or even rating in 32 of his 35 appearances, and he leads the team with a plus-seven rating. Hossa played in his 200th NHL game on November 10 at Toronto, registering a shootout goal in a 3-2 win.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound forward has missed the last nine games with back spasms, dating back to January 24 vs. Atlanta, and has missed a total of 18 games (2 – Hip Flexor, 7 – Flu, 9 – Back Spasms) to injury or illness this season.