OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
2 months ago

Toews (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Blues, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Toews participated in line rushes during Friday's morning skate, but the Blackhawks have nothing to play for with two games remaining on their schedule, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them play it safe and shut the 29-year-old pivot down for the season. If that ends up being the case, Toews will finish the campaign having totaled a respectable, albeit slightly disappointing, 20 goals and 52 points in 74 contests.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
2 months ago

Toews (upper body) hopes to rejoin the lineup for Friday's game against the Blues, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blackhawks certainly won't push their star pivot back into action Friday, but Toews seems to be in a decent position to make that return. Expect another update confirming his status on game day.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Per coach Joel Quenneville, Toews (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blues, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Toews will miss a sixth consecutive game, but it sounds like he's nearly back to 100 percent, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in action Friday against St. Louis. With Toews unavailable, David Kampf will likely center one of Chicago's top-two lines Wednesday night.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Toews (upper body) may be available against the Blues on Wednesday, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Toews -- who missed the Blackhawks' previous five outings -- will almost certainly return to the top line, in addition to resuming his role on the power play. For the 11th straight season, the center topped both the 20-goal and 50-point thresholds, but will miss the playoffs for the first time since his rookie campaign in 2007-08.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Toews (upper body) skated with injured teammate John Hayden (upper body) in Chicago on Friday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Toews' skating session apparently went well, so he could return to action as soon as Wednesday against the Blues. However, with Chicago no longer vying for a playoff birth, there's no reason for the Blackhawks to rush Toews back until he's fully healthy.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Toews (upper body) may join his teammates on the ice ahead of Friday's matchup with Colorado, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The fact that Toews has yet to resume skating means fantasy owners can expect him to miss Thursday's matchup with the Jets. At this point, with only pride on the line, the Hawks aren't going to rush the veteran back into action and could opt to just shut him down for the final four games of the year. In the meantime, Victor Ejdsell will continue to fill in for Toews in a top-six role.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Toews (upper body) will not be in action against the Sharks on Monday, Scott Powers of The Athletic Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Toews will miss his third straight game due to his upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the Winnipeg native notched 12 points in his previous 10 outings, including a goal and four helpers with the man advantage. Considering the Blackhawks aren't going to be participating in the playoffs, the team has no reason to rush the 29-year-old back into the lineup and could opt to just shut him down for the final six matchups of the year.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Toews will miss a couple contests due to an upper-body issue, Eric Lear of the Blackhawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news rules out Toews through the Saturday trip to New York at a minimum, leaving a major vacancy in the top six for the next two tilts. In the meantime, the Blackhawks promoted Nick Schmaltz to center the top line alongside Patrick Kane and shuffled Patrick Sharp up to flank his left side. More information on Toews' status should surface closer to his next potential return date Monday against the Sharks.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Toews scored his 20th goal of the season and added an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Sabres on Saturday afternoon.

EDGE Analysis

Toews has scored at least 20 goals in each of his 11 seasons and topped 50 points (he has 51) in 10. The lockout year is the only time he failed to register 50. Toews has caught fire recently after a super-slow start and has 11 points, including four goals, in his last eight contests. He has gone from a bench role in a lot of formats to a mandatory starter again.

OUTJonathan Toews
C CHI
3 months ago

Toews scored the overtime winner and had an assist Tuesday against Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Toews tallied just nine seconds into the overtime period, scoring a one-timer off a pass from Patrick Kane. The Chicago captain also tallied the game-winning goal against the Kings on Saturday, giving him 18 goals and 45 points in 67 games on the season. He's gone through some slumps this year, but Toews is playing inspired hockey at the moment and can be rolled out with confidence.