Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010
Posted 8:11 PM Updated 10:23 PM
By Tracey Myers
ST. LOUIS Jonathan Toews sustained what looked to be a right shoulderarm injury in the first period and did not return against the Blues on Tuesday, and Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was hopeful that it wasnt anything that would keep the captain out for long.
Quenneville said he would know more Wednesday on the condition of Toews, who was holding his right shoulderarm after getting hit near the boards by Blues forward Matt DAgostini 13 minutes into the first period of the Blues 3-1 victory over Chicago.
Toews was spun around and fell, his right shoulder hitting the boards. Toews went to the bench and stayed there for a few moments after the hit. But he went to the locker room soon after.
Toews was lost just as the Blackhawks were getting healthy again. Marian Hossa (lower body) came back Sunday after missing 10 games and Patrick Kane (left ankle) returned Tuesday after missing eight contests.
Its frustrating, Kane said. We get everyone back and in the first period, the first couple of shifts we lose another guy. I dont know the extent of the injury or what it is but hopefully its not too bad.
Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.