Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the remainder of the regular season with an upper-body injury, the team’s head coach Joel Quenneville announced Wednesday.
Toews was hammered by Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik in the second period of a 4-1 loss Sunday and was forced to leave the game.
Coach Q: Toews will sit out for the remaining regular-season games but is expected to be "100 percent" for the playoffs. #Blackhawks
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 2, 2014
Q on if Toews would play tomorrow if it were a playoff game: "Knowing Johnny Toews? No chance he’d be out." #Blackhawks
— Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) April 2, 2014
In 76 games this season, Toews has 28 goals, 68 points, 34 penalty minutes and a plus-26 rating.
The Blackhawks will also be without Patrick Kane for their remaining six games of the regular season. The team has already clinched a playoff spot and will likely face the Colorado Avalanche in the first round.