Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews questionable for Friday’s game vs. Ducks with upper-body injury
The Chicago captain left in the second period against San Jose on Wednesday and never returned.
The Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is questionable for Friday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks with an upper-body injury, coach Joel Quenneville told reporters after Thursday’s practice.
Toews left in the second period of Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks and did not return. The 28-year-old center appeared to get tangled up with Sharks’ forward Joe Pavelski during his last shift, which he completed at 11 minutes, 17 seconds of the second period.
Toews' last shift in its entirety. Raised hand at end. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/KzIa3y710D— John Dietz (@johndietzdh) November 24, 2016
Toews has four goals and eight assists in 21 games this season, but he’s tallied only two helpers in his last eight outings.
With Toews missing Thursday’s practice, Quenneville moved Vincent Hinostroza to the top-line center position alongside rookie Ryan Hartman and veteran Marian Hossa.
Here are the lines from Thursday’s practice:
Toews walked by us as he was exiting with the team. All outward appearances looked fine. Had on a nice suit.— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) November 24, 2016
The Hawks continue their last annual Circus Trip with a back-to-back in Southern California, facing the Ducks on Friday and Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Corey Crawford will start against the Ducks while Scott Darling is likely to man the crease in Los Angeles.