Originally listed as day-to-day, Jonathan Toews’ injury now appears a little more serious.
Toews’ injury is listed vaguely as an “upper-body “ injury (it’s believed to be to his shoulder); which he suffered in Sunday's game after being hit into the boards hard by Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.
The injury leaves the Blackhawks without arguably their two best players for the rest of the regular season, as Patrick Kane is also out until the playoffs (leg injury). Both are expected to be “100 percent” by the start of the postseason.
The defending Stanley Cup champions have six regular season games remaining, and currently sit in third place in the Central Division standings. The Blackhawks are three points behind the Colorado Avalanche for second place in the division. Whomever finishes will have home ice advantage in a likely first round matchup.