Asked just how serious is Jonathan Toews' injury, coach Joel Quenneville said "it's tough to answer that question" when he met the media after the Blackhawks morning skate Wednesday at the United Center.
Toews will miss his fifth game in a row with suspected concussion symptoms Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Hawks have gone 1-4 in games without their captain this season.
"We've got him going day-to-day," Quenneville said. "We'll see how he's progressing. Today is no change from yesterday, so hopefully he can get going soon and we can get him back on the ice."
In a bit of good news, Quenneville said Toews was able to participate in some off-ice workouts Wednesday, including riding a stationary bike.
"He was doing a little bit of that today," Quenneville said.
Forward Patrick Kane was asked if he's concerned Toews will be out an extended period of time. Toews, who is not on injured reserve, last played Feb. 19 against the St. Louis Blues.
"It's tough," Kane said. "He's a great player. He's a big part of our team. Everyone knows that. But you're going to have injuries throughout the season. They happen, so you're going to have to deal with it.
"I know you can never replace a guy like Jonny, but at the same time, if you're winning games without him, I'm sure it makes himself feel a little bit more at ease."