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Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews acknowledged on Friday that he is dealing with a concussion.
Toews has been sidelined the past eight games after suffering the injury in a game against St. Louis on Feb. 19.
He said he is unsure when he will return to the ice, although he noted that he is feeling better.
"No one else can tell me how I feel," Toews said. "It's up to me to be honest with myself and be smart about it."
Toews, who skated Thursday for the first time since he was hurt, said he has been texting with Pittsurgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby, who has played in only eight games in 14 months due to recurring concussion-like symptoms.
The 23-year-old center said he had played a couple of games with concussion symptoms before taking himself out of the lineup.
The No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 NHL draft, Toews has 29 goals and 28 assists in 59 games.
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Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews thought he’d be playing by now.
He thought he was healing quickly from a concussion suffered last month. It takes time, however. And, lately, he’s come to terms to realize what it takes to overcome a concussion, and what not to do to fall into the same trap as players like Sidney Crosby.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews skated for the first time in nearly three weeks Thursday.
Toews, who has been sidelined the past eight games due to a suspected concussion, took to the ice for the first time since Feb. 19.
He skated prior to the team's practice, which Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville called a "big first step."
Quenneville said that while...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith will undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a right hip tear and hernia.
Team physician Dr. Michael Terry said the recovery for Smith would take approximately four months. The surgery is scheduled for March 15.
The 23-year-old Smith has two goals in 13 games for the Blackhawks and has spent most of the season with Rockford of the...
From a Blackhawks release late Thursday afternoon: “Ben Smith has suffered a right hip labral tear and a hernia. He will undergo endoscopic surgery next Thursday (March 15) to repair both issues. We anticipate a full recovery in approximately 16 … Continue reading →
At the trade deadline, the only addition to the Blackhawks roster was defenseman Johnny Oduya. Most fans thought GM Stan Bowman didn’t do enough, and Oduya wasn’t big enough or physical enough to fix what was supposedly broken with the … Continue reading →
Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews will not play against the Los Angeles Kings Sunday but is expected to return to action against the St. Louis Blues Tuesday.Toews has been recovering from a concussion and skated with the team this past week. The Blackhawks have been happy with his recovery, which has sidelined the their captain since Feb. 19. Chicago has gone 5-4 without Toews...
The Chicago Blackhawks have had nine rookies in the lineup this year and they have been impressive thus far in the 2011/2012 season. The forward depth for the Blackhawks has been questioned since the dismantling of the team after their 2009/2010 Stanley Cup victory in which they’ve lost the following players seen in a line-up [...]
Johnny Oduya and the Chicago Blackhawks took full advantage of a handful of late chances - and New York mistakes.
Oduya scored his first goal for Chicago with 5:56 left in the third period to snap a tie in the Blackhawks' 4-3 comeback victory over the Rangers on Friday night.
Chicago handed the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers their third straight loss and fourth in five...
Last night's bout between Mike Rupp and Brandon Bollig was one of the better fights I've seen. Rupp lands at least five haymakers to Bolligs face.
...i've haven't seen someone take that many consecutive punches to the face since...nevermind I'll leave Dubinsky alone....it's nice to see a Rangers tough guy actually live up to expectations. According...
Defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal for Chicago with 5:56 left in the third period to snap a tie in the Blackhawks' 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
Chicago handed the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers their third straight loss and fourth in five games.
Oduya connected from the left point with a shot that sailed past Henrik Lundqvist...
Patrick Kane’s empty-net goal held up as the game-winner as the Blackhawks beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers again on Friday night. Kane was one of four Blackhawks with two points in the game, including defenseman Johnny Oduya. Oduya flashed … Continue reading →
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at United Center (8:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Plus; Radio: 970 The Apple), in their third game in four days. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank second in the league overall, with a record of 42-17-7 (91 pts). The Rangers [...]