Toews (upper-body) will travel with the team to Long Island on Friday.
The Blackhawks return to action on Saturday vs. the Islanders. Toews is expected to be OK after a scary hit on Thursday night. Monitor his status during Saturday’s morning skate.
Toews left Thursday's game after being hit from behind and did not return.
Toews was hit head-first into the end-board by Bruins' blueliner Dennis Seidenberg. Toews was shaken up and left the game late in the second period. Seidenberg was assessed a two-minute minor on the play, but is expected to avoid suspension. “We’ll see how he is tomorrow,” Coach Joel Quenneville told reporters. “Looks like he’s going to be all right.”
The Blackhawks signed Jonathan Toews to an eight-year, $84 million dollar contract extension.
The Blackhawks signed Patrick Kane to the exact same contract. The ,deal does not kick in until the 2015-16 season, but the annual cap-hit will make them the highest paid players in the NHL. When Toews and Kane joined the Blackhawks they had not reached the Finals since 1992, but since drafting Toews (third overall) in 2006 they have won two Stanley Cups and reached the Western Conference Final on two other occasions. Toews had 28 goals and 40 assists (68 points) with a plus-26 rating in 76 games last season. Toews has scored on a 74.5 point per 82 game pace in the first seven years of his career. He is one of the most reliable centres in the league and should be a top-15 pick in fantasy drafts next season.
Toews (upper-body) said he will "absolutely" be ready for game 1 on Thursday.
The Blackhawks decided to sit Toews the rest of the regular season and make sure he was fit for the playoffs. ‘’I don’t feel like I lost anything,’’ Toews said. Toews generally is one of the last players to worry about making that adjustment. In 2012 he missed the final 22 games of the regular season with a concussion, then scored a goal 4:04 into the Hawks’ playoff opener against the Phoenix Coyotes. Toews was a plus-4 in the first two games of that series. If anything, it’ll be up to Toews’ teammates to follow his lead.
Toews (arm) reportedly had a good day of skating on Thursday.
Toews skated in Chicago yesterday and coach Joel Quenneville said that everything went well. The Hawks are still hoping to have Toews back in the lineup for game 1 of the playoffs.
Source: Chris Kuc 04/11/14, 8:57 am EST
Toews (arm) will miss the remainder of the regular season.
Originally the Blackhawks said that Toews injury was not that serious, but it will cost him at least the next two weeks. Reports are that Toews will be 100 per cent for playoffs, so you can't blame the Hawks for playing it safe and shutting him down when they have playoff spot locked up. The Blackhawks recalled Joakim Nordstrom on Wednesday, but there is no word how their lines will shakeout without Toews and Patrick Kane.
Toews (arm) did not take part in Blackhawks' practice on Wednesday.
Toews was injured on Sunday and could miss Thursday's game. A number of Hawks players were absent at this morning's practice, so we will have a better idea of Toews' status on Thursday.
Toews is day to day with an upper-body injury after he absorbed a hard hit in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Toews was drilled by Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik with 6:30 remaining in the second period on Sunday night. The two were going for a loose puck. Toews got up slowly and was seen holding his left arm on the bench before heading down the runway. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says he doesn't think the injury is serious, but the team would know more on Monday.
Source: CBC.ca 03/31/14, 5:36 am EST
No Toews, Kane, Sharp, Hossa, Seabrook, Keith & Hjarmalsson for CHI tonight.
The Blackhawks will rest a lot of their star players tonight.
Yes. He's playing. #Toews #PhxChi
It will be interesting to see how he performs after 22 games off, but as of now he will be playing.
No one will say anything absolutely definitive, but Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said he'd be surprised if he didn't play in Game 1 against the Coyotes on Thursday night.
Good news for the Hawks but Toews remains a risky fantasy play after missing the final 22 games of the regular season with a concussion.
#Blackhawks' top line during practice: Kane--Toews--Hossa.
Toews is currently practicing on the top line, which could be a good indication that he can play during the playoffs. The Blackhawks' captain previously reported he still had concussion-like symptoms as recently as Saturday.
Source: Chris Kuc 04/9/12, 8:50 am EST
Q sounded more optimistic than Toews bout progress. I would still think likely for playoffs
Toews will not be able to play tomorrow and is questionable for the playoffs as well. Drop him now while you still can.
Toews skating but out tonight.
Toews continues to skate, which is a great sign. He remains an option to play in the Blackhawks' final game.
Coach Joel Quenneville said #Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will not play vs. Wild.
As we expected, Toews won't play on Thursday. He remains an option to draw in on Saturday.
Source: Chris Kuc 04/4/12, 9:23 am EST
Toews on drill w/ D-men. #Blackhawks
Not a good indication that Toews will play on Thursday. Check back for an official confirmation from the team.
Jonathan Toews said he's hopeful that he can play Thursday for the #Blackhawks
Sounds like Toews is hoping to play before the end of the season. If he draws in Thursday, he will play two games before the end of the regular season.
Source: Adam Jahns 04/3/12, 9:20 am EST
Toews continues skating & taking contact
Toews continues to progress and should be playing this week.
Source: Chris Boden 04/1/12, 1:13 pm EST
Joel Quenneville said #Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews skated today. Coach believes Toews has been cleared for contact.
Toews likely returns within a week for either the last game of the regular season or the first game of the playoffs.
Source: Chris Kuc 03/31/12, 9:37 am EST
Hawks taking ice.Toews out there so another day goes by no setbacks, that's good news for him.Working backwards those last 2 games look good
Toews continues to progress but there is no word if he will return during the regular season.