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I last picked Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders as my Selke Trophy leader in mid-December. It became clear to me that another player had moved into the lead just before the All Star break, but I hesitated to announce it because he was out with a wrist injury and should he remain out of the lineup for a prolonged period of time he would soon be surpassed. Last night Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks returned to action. He only missed one game because of the All Star break.
Toews is a wonderful two-way player who can score. His 51 points place him tenth in the NHL scoring race. He can also play outstanding defence. Toews plays against tough competition and shuts them down. He plays in tough defensive situations and he plays almost two minutes of penalty kill time per game.
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When the Blackhawks begin the second half of their season on Tuesday night in Vancouver, they’ll have a couple familiar faces back on the ice… and one new one. Both Patrick Sharp and captain Jonathan Toews will return to action … Continue reading →
The Chicago Blackhawks have activated Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp, two of their top scorers, from injured reserved for Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Toews was injured on Jan. 20 when Florida's Erik Gudbranson slashed him on the wrist as he was trying to take a shot. Toews missed the All-Star game in Ottawa because of the injury.
Sharp was also...
Some time off and a big rival on the schedule were the ingredients for the return of Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews to the Chicago Blackhawks' lineup Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks.
Sharp, who has been sidelined with an upper-body injury since January 8, missed Chicago's last eight games. At the time of the injury, the team said that he was expected to miss...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Jonathan Toews was the second player to take the ice for the Blackhawks’ first practice following the All-Star break. A short time later, Patrick Sharp followed suit.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp returned to the Blackhawks lineup Tuesday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have activated Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp, two of their top scorers, from injured reserved for Tuesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will return to the lineup against the Canucks when the teams resume play after the All-Star break on Tuesday while forward Patrick Sharp is questionable for the contest.
Sharp also practices, 'wants to get back as fast as I can'VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Jonathan Toews was the second player to take the ice for the Blackhawks' first practice following the All-Star break. A short time later, Patrick Sharp followed suit.
The Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks both expect to continue their respective pushes for the top spot in the Western Conference in the final months of the season.
Trying to avoid a third straight defeat, the Blackhawks' pursuit of that goal could get an immediate boost if two of their top players return from injuries when they open a nine-game road trip against the Canucks...
A day after announcing Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews would return to the lineup after missing one game coach Joel Quenneville declared forward Patrick Sharp likely to play Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks.