Toews scored a power-play goal and blocked six shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Kings. Toews got it done at both ends of the ice, converting on a Samuel Girard pass for the Avalanche's second goal. The six blocked shots allowed Toews to lead the team in that metric, making life a little easier for goalie Philipp Grubauer. The 26-year-old Toews has been everything the Avalanche could have asked for, as he has three points in as many games to go with nine blocks this year. He's also locked in as a top-pairing defenseman with a plus-2 rating.
Toews recorded a power-play goal and an assist in Friday's 8-0 win over the Blues. There was plenty of offense to go around Friday, and Toews got his with an assist on Joonas Donskoi's tally in the third period. Toews sweetened his stat line with the eighth and final goal just 2:54 after Donskoi's marker. A solid two-way blueliner, the 26-year-old Toews has two points and three blocked shots through his first two appearances with the Avs. He produced 28 points in 68 outings with a much more defensive Islanders team last year.
Toews returned to Wednesday's game against the Blues after being checked for a concussion, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. It appears Toews will finish his Avalanche debut. The 26-year-old slotted in with Cale Makar on the top defensive pairing to start the season, and he's expected to man the second power-play unit as well.
Toews left Wednesday's game against the Blues to be evaluated for a concussion, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Toews went to the locker room after absorbing Sammy Blais' elbow early in the first period. If he's diagnosed with a concussion, the 26-year-old won't return to the season opener.
Toews agreed to terms on a four-year, $16.4 million contract with Colorado on Tuesday. Toews was acquired by the Avs via trade for a pair of second-round picks and has now signed a long-term extension. In 68 appearances for the Isles, the 26-year-old blueliner set personal bests in goals (six), assists (22) and power-play points (six). With Cale Makar holding down a spot with the No. 1 unit, Toews may be hard-pressed to secure regular minutes with the man advantage over the likes of Samuel Girard.
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