Hossa set for first game with Chicago

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Marian Hossa will make his Chicago Blackhawks debut on Wednesday against the Sharks in San Jose, according to a league source.

Hossa skated with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews at practice on Tuesday, just as he had before the team left on this road trip. And with Bryan Bickell returning to Rockford, Hossa slides right in on that top line.

Hossa will play right wing, moving Kane to the left side. He will also play on a power-play unit with Kane and Kris Versteeg.

Hossa signed a 12-year, $62.8 million deal in July, but he has not suited up for the Hawks since having shoulder surgery shortly after landing in Chicago.

As for Kane's move to left wing, Hawks analyst Eddie Olczyk, who played all three forward positions, said the change shouldn't be a big issue for a player like Kane.

"It's when you come out of your zone with the puck," Olczyk said. "It's a different look up the ice, but those three will be so creative with the puck, they will be all over the place."

The Sharks sit atop the Western Conference while the Hawks are second.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.