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Injured Jonathan Toews takes part in off-ice workout for Blackhawks

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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."

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Please stop giving Kane press time. He doesn't deserve it.

Nice try, John Scott. Enjoy NYC.

Kaner, what about if your losing your ass off like the Hawks currently are? They need Towes like day needs night - get well soon Johnny.
P.S. I'm as pissed as anyone that the hawks didn't go out and get help - much earlier than at the deadline, but I'm glad we didn't sell the farm to take a team that consistantly shows no heart maybe one round further in the playoffs. I guess we all know now just how valuable Dale Tallon was to the Hawks.

Dale Tallon had an eye for talent but not negotiating salaries. Most of this is the transition from what Tallon put the Hawks through but handcuffing them with the Campbell salary.That being said, he definitely put together a nice team in Chicago, and is doing the same in Florida.
Toews...what exactly is his "upper body injury? His injury is going to go to last to the 8th game minimum. What the heck did he do? Ottawa, Detroit and St.Loius. Not one of those 3 teams are cupcakes. Thank goodness actually. The Hawks tend to lay down for the (Edmonton, Calgary, Colorado, Dallas) worse teams in their conference, and get emotionally ready for the bigger opponents.
Hope Tazer makes it back very soon.

I have been. A fan for 50 yes. I hate to say but hawks are done

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Adam L. Jahns is a native Chicagoan. Jahns has been with the Sun-Times since 2005, covering the Hawks since 2009. He's also helped cover the Bears, Cubs, Sox and high schools. Follow him on Twitter:@adamjahns



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