Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews were separated at the Blackhawks optional morning skate Tuesday after the two were involved in a scuffle.
“Just a little friendly wrestling,” Toews said with a smile. “We’re ready to go. It’s a big game tonight (against the Panthers). I think the whole point of morning skate is to get going and we’re ready now.”
After "a little friendly wrestling" between Toews and Keith at morning skate, the boys are ready to get after it tonight against the Panthers. pic.twitter.com/QEGyX1Qu9m— BlackhaWWWWWks Talk (@NBCSBlackhawks) January 21, 2020
Duncan Keith was not in the Blackhawks dressing room when media entered. Chicago goaltender Robin Lehner chimed in on Twitter, writing “I love it!! Good for them. Brothers love#onegoal.”
I love it!! Good for them. Brothers love#onegoal— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) January 21, 2020
Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton made light of the situation.
“You got a brother? I do, too,” Colliton questioned Jimmy Greenfield of The Chicago Tribune. “And I’ve got two boys at home. I’ve seen that movie before.”
A skirmish went down at optional morning skate between Duncan Keith and Jonathan Toews.— Siera Santos (@SieraSantos) January 21, 2020
After practice, Toews chalked it up to "just a little friendly wrestling" and Jeremy Colliton smiled and asked if anyone had brother. #Blackhawks @fox32news @foxkickoff pic.twitter.com/VCuisKeyrt
Joel Quenneville will return to the United Center for the first time as head coach of the Panthers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Chicago and Florida are both on five-game winning streaks.