From bad to worse for the Chicago Blackhawks in Pittsburgh. Jonathan Toews in the second period of the Penguins game was hit hard in the corner by Brooks Orpik and he was holding his left arm right after the hit.
Toews went right to the dressing room after the hit. The announcers on NBCSN called the hit clean but it is irrelevant because the Captain left the game with an injury.
The Hawks are already missing Patrick Kane for the remainder of the season and if Toews misses anytime it will not only be tough to get the #2 seed but the Hawks playoff hopes and dreams of a repeat will be seriously hampered.
As of now Toews is in the locker room and we will have an update as soon as we get one. Toews missed the final 23 games of the 2012 season with a concussion and only made it back in time for the playoff loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.
Again Toews was favoring his left arm after the Orpik hit and is currently in the locker room.
The second intermission update from the beat writers on Twitter have all been the same, No Update!
Folks, we’re waiting to get an update on Toews. None thus far. #Blackhawks
— Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) March 31, 2014
The third period update is as follows as expected
#Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will not return to game vs. Penguins. Suffered apparent left arm injury in second period.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) March 31, 2014