Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks ‘hopeful’ Jonathan Toews’ injury isn’t serious

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

The Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews did not return after exiting the second period of Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks with an upper-body injury.

Coach Joel Quenneville said he’s hopeful Toews’ injury isn’t serious or long-term.


**RECAP: Toews injured in Hawks loss to Sharks (SCH)

**Toews leaves game with upper-body injury (SCH)

**After injury, Motte glad to be back on the ice (Sun Times)

**Hawks already have 8 players protected from expansion draft (SCH)

**Hossa plans to play out rest of his contract (SCH)

**Week Ahead: Chicago wraps up final Circus Trip (SCH)


**RECAP: Wild limit Jets to 16 shots for win (Hockey Wilderness)

**RECAP: Ovechkin’s hat trick holds off Blues (STLToday)

**RECAP: Preds score 3 in third to beat Stars (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: McDavid rallies Oilers past Avs (Mile High Hockey)


**Elliotte Friedman’s 30 thoughts (Sportsnet)

**RECAP: Nyquist helps Red Wings snap four-game skid (Winging It In Motown)

**RECAP: Cammalleri leads Devils to shootout win over Leafs (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Crosby, Penguins rebound against Rangers (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Johnson, Flames shut out Blue Jackets (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**How Johnson is quietly stealing Flames’ string job from Elliott (theScore)

**RECAP: Lightning come back in third to beat Flyers (Raw Charge)

**RECAP: Baertschi sparks Canucks past Coyotes (

**RECAP: Kings score 3 in 44 seconds to beat Islanders (

**Owner Bill Foley believes name, logo, colors were perfect choice (

**Golden Knights considering ‘6 or 7’ head coach candidates (theScore)

**Couturier out 4-6 weeks with apparent knee injury (Broad Street Hockey)

**Eichel rejoins Sabres practice (Buffalo News)


**T.J. Galiardi signs with Medvescak Zagreb of KHL (PHT)

**Austin Lemieux, Mario’s son, commits to Arizona State (theScore)

**OHL Wednesday night roundup (OHL)