Jonathan Toews Injury: Center Will Miss Weekend Games, Should Be Cleared For Contact Very Soon

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews hasn't played since a February 18 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets as Chicago's captain is resting after sustaining a concussion. The 'Hawks are being cautious with Toews' return, but with the postseason inching closer, there's obvious pressure on both sides to get the Chicago start back on the ice, assuming he's fit to play.

Today, we learned Toews should be cleared for contact in practice very soon, perhaps as early as today.

"I'm not sure if it's official yet, but probably; if it's not [Thursday], it will be soon though," Toews said.

Toews will miss his 18th game in a row when the 'Hawks take on the conference-leading St. Louis Blues on Thursday. While today's news hints that Toews' return is imminent, it's important to note he won't be back on the ice for Chicago in game-action in the coming days.

Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more news as this story develops, and for in-depth analysis on the Chicago Blackhawks, be sure to visit Second City Hockey. And for more news and notes from around the league, visit SB Nation's NHL news hub.

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