Hossa played on 'numb' foot vs. Bruins

Marian Hossa had two assists in five games against the Bruins. Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa admitted after winning the Stanley Cup that he was basically skating on one leg because of a back injury.

"Actually there was a disc in my back, shooting in my nerve," Hossa said. "Basically I didn't feel my right foot. It was all numb all the time. I just thought I could skate on one leg."

Hossa was a surprise late scratch before Game 3 and took criticism from former Blackhawk and current Bruins television analyst Tony Amonte for sitting out. Hossa played the rest of the series but was limited in practice and game-day morning skates.

After winning his second Stanley Cup in four years, Hossa's injury was the last thing on his mind.

"Right now I don't feel any pain," he said. "Obviously you guys could tell I could not skate.

"Everybody was banged up. We find a way to win, which is important."

Hossa finished with two assists and 22 shots on goal in the Stanley Cup finals.