CHICAGO - OCTOBER 18: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks chases the puck against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on October 18 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jonathan Toews

Jonathan Toews Injury: Chicago Captain Ruled Out For Thursday

Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews should be returning soon from a concussion.

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NHL Playoffs 2012, Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes: C Jonathan Toews To Play In Game 1

Chris Kuc of The Chicago Tribune reports the Chicago Blackhawks will indeed have their star center in Thursday's opening to the 2012 NHL Playoffs:

Jonathan Toews played only 59 games for the Blackhawks in the 2011-12 NHL Season, but still finished the year tied for second on the team with 29 goals. The 23-year-old captain has missed the last 22 with what is believed to be concussion symptoms.

The Chicago Blackhawks and Toews begin their match against the Phoenix Coyotes at 9:00 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.

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Jonathan Toews Injury: Blackhawks Captain A Game-Time Decision For Playoffs Opener

The Chicago Blackhawks have not had their captain, C Jonathan Toews, since late February. The star center has dealt with concussion issues for several months now and hopes to return in time for the Blackhawks' playoff opener against the Phoenix Coyotes.

According to The Chicago Tribune, Toews participated with the first line in practice, but remains a game-time decision. Toews spoke with the media, sharing his eagerness to get back on the ice, but cautious approach with his injury:

"It’s playoff time now and especially these last few games you don’t really know what to expect from other teams in the regular season, especially teams that aren’t going to be in the playoffs. We wanted to kind of err on the cautious side by me not playing. I think I’m feeling a little more confident that Thursday might be the day but we’ll see when that time comes."

The Blackhawks begin their NHL Playoffs Schedule on Thursday against the Coyotes.

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Jonathan Toews Injury: Blackhawks Captain Hopeful To Play Thursday

Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports that the star center for the Chicago Blackhawks, captain Jonathan Toews, may be ready for game action this Thursday against the Minnesota Wild.

The Blackhawks, who have clinched a postseason appearance with 98 points, have two games remaining in the regular season schedule and hope to get healthy and to full strength before the playoffs begin. Toews, who has missed the last 21 games with an upper-body injury, is third on the team with 29 goals despite playing in only 59 games this season.

With the Blackhawks locked in for a playoff run, some doubt Toews will return before the postseason, but according to the 23-year-old captain, he would rather hit the ice sooner:

"Come Thursday we’ll make a decision but not ready for that yet," [Toews] said. "It’s tough to really know 110 percent if the time is right to go back in and play. You just have to know, have to have that instinct that it’s time to play. Today was a good day, hopefully tomorrow’s the same way. I’d love to play a couple of these games before going into the playoffs."

The Blackhawks and Wild game starts at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

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Jonathan Toews Car Accident: Blackhawks Center Reportedly In Downtown Chicago Car Wreck

The Chicago Blackhawks star center, Jonathan Toews, was reportedly in a car accident in downtown Chicago Thursday afternoon. Images of the wrecked Mercedes Benz first began appearing on the blog Selfish Indulgence, showing Toews' car smashed against an L support beam.

Eyewitnesses to the crash confirmed that it was indeed Toews, according to CBS Chicago:

"I saw his car in the pole," Theron Banks, an employee at Steak Express said. "I came out. People were everywhere. Toews was in the ambulance. People were videotaping and taking pictures and trying to get autographs, but police said they couldn’t get autographs."

Toews was already scheduled to miss Thursday night's game with a concussion, but this latest event may lengthen his stay off the ice if he receives any lingering injuries.

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Blackhawks Vs. Red Wings: Jonathan Toews Out With Upper-Body Injury

The Blackhawks are looking to push their win streak to four games against the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night, but will need will to do so without C Jonathan Toews, according to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune:

Toews leads the team with 29 goals and is second with 57 points. The 23-year-old caption has played in 59 of of the Blackhawks' 60 games so far in the 2011-12 NHL season and has been a major component in Chicago's last three wins, scoring 2 goals and racking up 3 assists.

In Toews place, the team will likely turn to 25-year-old C Dave Bolland to join the starting line.

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Jonathan Toews Injury Update: Blackhawks Center Placed On IR

According to Adam L. Jahns of the Sun-Times, the Chicago Blackhawks have placed team captain C Jonathan Toews on the injured reserve (IR) list. The fifth-year pro from Winnipeg injured his hand on Saturday as the teams heads into the 2012 NHL All-Star Break.

The Blackhawks, needing another center, elected to place Toews on the IR on Tuesday, freeing them to call up C Brandon Pirri, though the Hawks do not anticipate needing him long. Chicago's head coach, Joel Quenneville dismissed concerns about the captain's injury, saying "The injury we said is not serious -- because it's not."

Because Toews will be on the IR for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game, Philadelphia Flyers F Scott Hartnell will take his place. Toews earned his third All-Star election after scoring a career-high 0.55 goals per game.

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Jonathan Toews Injury: Center Won't Play Tuesday, Could Skip 2012 NHL All-Star Game

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews injured a hand in the team's win over Florida on Friday night, and he was forced to leave the game against Nashville on Saturday. Coach Joel Quenneville said Monday that Toews won't play on Tuesday, which is Chicago's last game before the All-Star break.

Related: Jonathan Toews Injury: Toews Left Game With Undisclosed Injury

As CSN's Chris Boden and Tracey Meyers discuss, that break comes at a good time for Toews, as he has a full week to rest the injury if he needs to do so.

And Joel Quenneville believes Toews will take the entire week off; he indicated Monday that Toews probably would not play in Sunday's All-Star game.Quenneville also said the injury isn't serious and that he expects Toews will be ready to return the lineup when the team resumes play after the All-Star break on Jan. 31.

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