Jonathan Toews out rest of regular season, will be fine for playoffs
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is going to sit the final six games of the regular season with a minor shoulder injury. He's expected to be 100 percent for the playoffs.
Kane was already ruled out for the remainder of the regular season after suffering a knee injury a couple weeks ago and on Wednesday the Blackhawks made the same decision on Toews, who took a big hit from Brooks Orpik over the weekend.
Coach Q: Toews will sit out for the remaining regular-season games but is expected to be "100 percent" for the playoffs. #Blackhawks— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 2, 2014
It would seem to be more precautionary than anything. The Blackhawks have their playoff spot wrapped up and just have the home-ice to fight for and right now they are going to have a tough time doing that anyway. There's no need to try and push Toews back for only a couple of games at the end of the season.
To further underscore that it shouldn't be considered all that serious, Toews' original injury timeline was simply described as day to day. They just want to make sure their captain is ready to go for the playoffs.
Toews concludes his regular season with 28 goals and 40 assists in 76 games and playing a great two-way game that included winning 57.3 percent of his faceoffs.
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