The Blackhawks have placed Toews (undisclosed) on long-term injured reserve, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Toews still has no timetable for a return, but he'll have to miss the Blackhawks' next 10 games at a minimum now that he's been placed on long-term injured reserve. The Blackhawks haven't released any additional details regarding Toews' undisclosed issue since late December, and at this point it isn't clear if he'll be available at any point during the 2020-21 campaign.
In a statement released by the Blackhawks on Tuesday, Toews said "This offseason, I've been experiencing symptoms that have left me feeling drained and lethargic. I am working with doctors so I can better understand my condition. Until I can get my health back to a place where I feel I can perform at an elite level and help my team, I will not be joining the Blackhawks for training camp. I do not have a timetable for when I will rejoin the team."
Although details are sparse, Toews' statement would seem to suggest that he and his doctors are still working to determine the specific nature of his condition, indicating he won't be back on the ice anytime soon. At this point it's impossible to say when Toews may be ready to return, so fantasy managers considering him on draft day should take the fact that he may miss, at a minimum, a large portion of the shortened 2020-21 campaign into consideration.
According to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun, Toews will miss the entirety of training camp and the start of the regular season with an illness.
The hits just keep on coming for the Blackhawks, who will now be without Alexander Nylander (knee) and Kirby Dach (wrist) for most of, if not the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign, and without Toews for the start of the regular season at a minimum. At this point the specific nature of Toews' illness remains unclear, but Chicago should release more details in the near future. For now, it sounds like he may only be in danger of missing a handful of games, which shouldn't impact his draft stock much.
Toews potted a goal and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Vegas.
Toews opened the scoring with his first goal and second point of the series. The Blackhawks' captain had been effectively limited by Vegas -- he went minus-4 with just seven shots on goal in the five-game series. Toews finished the playoffs with five tallies, four assists and 19 shots in nine contests.
Toews recorded two assists in Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers in Game 4.
Toews' biggest impact came when he wrestled the puck away from Oilers blueliner Ethan Bear to set up winger Dominik Kubalik for the Blackhawks' series-clinching tally. The 32-year-old Toews was arguably the MVP of the series, with four goals, three helpers and a faceoff winning percentage of 55.3 percent.
Toews scored a pair of goals in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Oilers in Game 3.
Toews was the master of the deflection Wednesday, as his first goal, a power-play tally, bounced off his skate in the dying seconds of the first period. He then deflected the game-winner off his shin with 1:16 left in the third. The Blackhawks' captain has been a big part of their success in the series, with four goals and an assist through three games.
Toews scored two goals, added an assist and dominated Connor McDavid in the face-off circle in Chicago's 6-4 win over Edmonton in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers on Saturday.
Captain Serious was at his postseason best. He won 16-of-25 faceoffs while McDavid went 4-for-12. Toews was instrumental in helping rookie linemate Dominik Kubalik set an NHL record for most points in his postseason debut (five). It remains to be seen if Toews and company are in the Oilers' heads just yet, but a Game 1 win is often a predictor of success in a five-game series.
Toews (undisclosed) is on the ice for practice Thursday, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Toews exited Monday's on-ice session early and hadn't practiced since, but Blackhawks fans and those who drafted him in playoff pools can both breath a sigh of relief, as Captain Serious appears to be no worse for wear. He'll center Chicago's first line and top power-play unit against the Oilers during the qualifying round.
Toews exited Monday's practice session with an undisclosed issue, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The Blackhawks are already considered long shots to get past the Oilers in the play-in series, and an injury to Toews would only make matters worse for the club. The 31-year-old center racked up 60 points in 70 games this season and continues to serve as the anchor of Chicago's top line alongside Patrick Kane. If he does miss any game action, Dylan Strome could find himself getting promoted to the No. 1 line.
Toews notched 18 goals and 60 points in 70 games before the NHL halted play in March.
Even if the NHL ultimately resumes its season, Toews won't come close to the career highs he posted in goals (35) and points (81) a year ago in 2019-20, but he's proven that he can be counted on for at least 60 points on an annual basis after failing to hit that mark in three consecutive campaigns from 2015-17. The 31-year-old pivot isn't getting any younger, but it's safe to assume he has at least a few seasons of high-level play left in the tank.
Toews collected two assists and two shots while going 10-for-14 (71.4 percent) in Wednesday's 6-2 win over San Jose.
Toews set up a Duncan Keith power-play goal less than five minutes into the second period, then added a secondary helper on Brandon Saad's goal later in the frame. The two assists landed the Chicago captain on 60 points for the season, the seventh time in his 13 NHL seasons he's reached that plateau. Toews has eight points (two goals, six assists) in his last eight games heading into Friday's tilt against Ottawa.
Toews produced an assist and six shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Toews had the secondary helper on Patrick Kane's tally at 18:55 of the second period. The 31-year-old Toews is up to 58 points (18 goals, 40 assists), 169 shots and 48 PIM through 68 games. The star center should be able to top 60 points for the second consecutive year, but it's unlikely he'll match the career-best 81 he had last season.
Toews scored a goal on four shots and went 11-for-18 (61.1 percent) on faceoffs in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
Toews scored on a wraparound goal in the opening minute of the second period to give the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead. The Chicago captain had been in a bit of a goal-scoring skid as of late, having found the net just once in eight games prior to Thursday's win. Toews needs only two more goals to reach 20 for the 13th time in as many NHL seasons.
Toews picked up a goal and assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Florida.
He also scored in the shootout, his area of specialty dating back to his junior days. Toews' goal was his first in seven games, but he still has seven points in that same span. He has 17 goals and 39 helpers this season, and with luck, Toews could come close to a 70-point campaign. That's nowhere near his 81 points of last season, but it's still a strong tally for fantasy owners.
Toews had a pair of assists with one shot on goal while going 16-for-25 (64.0 percent) in the faceoff circle Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to St. Louis.
It was the third multi-point performance in the last six games for Toews, who has a goal and seven assists during that time. The venerable captain is still going strong at age 31, tallying 16 goals and 54 points in 63 games, although his minus-7 rating is tracking to be a career-worst. Toews remains a viable fantasy option, particularly in faceoff leagues.
Toews picked up a pair of assists in a 6-3 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.
The Blackhawks' captain has points in his last three games, putting up a total of six points over that stretch. With points in five of his last six contests, Toews is enjoying a run of good form at the moment, making him a worthwhile option in all fantasy formats.
Toews notched an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Jets.
Toews has racked up six points in his last five games. The 31-year-old reached the 50-point threshold for the 12th consecutive full season -- he had 48 points in 47 games during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign. Fantasy owners know what they're getting with Toews, who has added 139 shots, 53 hits and 46 PIM over 59 appearances this year in addition to the solid offense.
Toews potted a goal and supplied two assists in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Flames.
Toews added three shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in a statistically-rich outing. The center's goal came just 30 seconds into the game, setting the tone for the Blackhawks' onslaught. Toews has five points in his last four games, and 49 (16 tallies, 33 helpers) in 58 this season. He's contributed 136 shots and 46 PIM, as well.
Toews scored a shorthanded goal on four shots and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Oilers.
Toews' 15th goal of the year was his first shorthanded point. He's up to 46 points, 128 shots and 42 PIM through 56 games this season. While occasionally streaky, Toews is on track to challenge the 65-point mark in 2019-20, and one strong hot streak could put him on pace to challenge for 70.
Toews recorded an assist, two shots and four PIM in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.
Toews followed up a six-game point streak with a four-game drought, which he snapped with the assist Sunday. Streaky as he's been lately, the 31-year-old has 45 points, 124 shots and 40 PIM through 55 contests. The helper was also his 800th NHL point (341 tallies, 459 assists), a milestone he achieved in his 928th appearance.
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