Jonathan Toews left practice early on Monday, which left Chicago Blackhawks fans in a frenzy. Good news for Chicago Blackhawks fans, nothing is wrong with Toews.
Jonathan Toews left practice early on Monday, leaving Chicago Blackhawks fans worried on Social Media. As reported yesterday, Toews could have been injured or he could have been kept out to stay fresh. Per Jeremy Colliton, Toews was kept out after a Power Play drill to remain fresh, after a long week of hard work.
This is something we could see a lot of these next two weeks, as we might see more star players leaving practice early to remain fresh, as the series against the Oilers is more important than an hour of practice.
Going into the rest of the week, expect to hear more about players being rested or even missing practices altogether, all around the league.
The only issue comes with the lack of information we get on injuries because of the new NHLPA agreement because of COVID-19. Connor Murphy and Corey Crawford are the two players on the team that are ‘unfit’ to play, with Calvin de Haan missing practices due to a family matter.
Last week, the team was pushed to their limits, having three scrimmages, and practicing during the week. That is where we saw Murphy go from active to being unfit to play.
The scrimmages have shown a line of Patrick Kane, Dylan Strome, and Alex Nylander. They’ve accounted for 7 of Team Black’s 12 goals during the three scrimmages. The practices have shown how up-to-speed these guys are compared to other teams.
Besides the three players who have missed multiple practices, everything else is looking good. The team is doing well and is trending in the right direction, even with two players being unfit. Preventing injuries is key from here on out.