Chicago Blackhawks: How Will They Respond To the Jonathan Toews Injury?

December 29th, 2010 by Joe Favia Leave a reply »
Just when Blackhawks fans thought it was safe to get back on the bandwagon.

Prolific offensive threats Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane both were returning to the lineup after injury, and it appeared going into the game with the hated rival Blues that the Blackhawks were set to make their move in the division and conference.

Fate and the Blues's Matt D'Agonstini had other things in mind when Blackhawks captain and defending Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Toews was driven in the boards.

Various reports had the injury pegged at possibly being longer than a month. This was a dreaded possible outcome for the Hawks who are in the thick of an ultra-competitive and close Western Conference to get a spot for the postseason.

But it was announced by Coach Joel Quenneville that the injury would not be that long in fact, but it looks to be about two weeks before the young team leader will be able to make his return.

So, basically the Blackhawks are looking at not having Toews for around seven games.

Obviously, anytime a game-changing talent like Toews is absent from the lineup it will hurt the hockey club in a multitude of ways. ...

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