Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011
Posted 5:32 PM Updated 5:51 PM
By Tracey Myers
ANAHEIM, Calif. When Jonathan Toews first went down with his right-shoulder injury on Tuesday, the Chicago Blackhawks feared he could be sidelined two weeks.
Now, it could end up being less than one.
Toews had another good skate Sunday morning and could possibly play Monday when the Blackhawks take on the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center. It was good news for the captain, who was injured when he was checked into the boards against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.
He obviously means a lot to us in a lot of ways and plays in a lot of situations, head coach Joel Quenneville said prior to the Blackhawks game against Anaheim. Were excited about the chance of getting him back. Hes very tough, very competitive.
Toews practiced with the Blackhawks on Saturday before embarking on this two-game trip to the West Coast. The captain, who said he suffered the same injury in his left shoulder years ago, was upbeat after his workout and said hes feeling better every day.
Ive got to be thankful; it couldve easily been more serious than it was, said Toews on Saturday. I just want to make sure it heals properly right now.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.