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Chicago Blackhawks basic supervisor Kyle Davidson confirmed Sunday that the group would not be buying and selling Jonathan Toews forward of the Friday, March 3, commerce deadline as he offers with signs of each lengthy COVID and Persistent Immune Response Syndrome.
Emily Kaplan @emilymkaplan
Simply caught up with Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson.
He confirmed that with the uncertainty about captain Jonathan Toews well being he is not going to be traded.
It was a joint determination between the participant and group, with Toews releasing the next assertion Sunday:
Chicago Blackhawks @NHLBlackhawks
A press release from Captain Jonathan Toews ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tn7CP57bQN
Toews, 34, hasn’t performed since Jan. 28. Earlier than his sickness sidelined him he had posted 14 targets and 14 assists in 46 video games.
Scott Powers @ByScottPowers
Kyle Davidson stated the commerce deadline is secondary and he simply hopes Jonathan Toews can play once more this season.
He additionally missed the 2020-21 season with power immune response syndrome.
“I believe there are a number of issues that I piled up and my physique fell aside,” Towes stated in 2021. “… I could not fairly get better, and my immune system was reacting to the whole lot I did—any type of stress. Something I might do all through the day, it was simply all the time type of a stress response. So it took a while, and that was the irritating half, not understanding when or how we had been going to recover from the hump.”
Jonathan Toews @JonathanToews
I wasn’t too vocal in regards to the issues I went by way of this 12 months. I respect the understanding and help and wished to share this message on the place I am at. pic.twitter.com/3qgftKki10
The probably future Corridor of Famer has been a mainstay for the Blackhawks and is among the most legendary figures within the historical past of the franchise and Chicago sports activities generally, successful three Stanley Cup titles with the group.
Toews has gathered 371 targets and 509 assists in his profession. He’ll face a captivating determination within the offseason, nevertheless, when he is eligible to turn into a free agent. If chasing one other title is a precedence, he’ll probably transfer on, because the cellar-dwelling Blackhawks have an NHL-worst 39 factors this season and do not appear prone to return to rivalry anytime quickly.
So it is potential that Toews has performed his final recreation in Chicago for the Blackhawks. If that is the case, it was a memorable journey for the group’s longtime captain.