Mar 9, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres with center Andrew Shaw (65) during the third period at First Niagara Center. Blackhawks beat the Sabres 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Toews injury: Blackhawks C leaves game vs Penguins after big hit (GIF)

The Chicago Blackhawks are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday night in a meeting between two Stanley Cup hopefuls, and Chicago quickly lost one of their most important players thanks to an injury.

In the second period, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews was hit hard by Penguins defender Brooks Orpik which sent Toews to the locker room.

After taking the hit, Toews appeared to be favoring his arm.

You can check out a GIF of the big hit below, via CJ Fogler on Twitter:

It was certainly a clean hit from Orpik, but it is one that the Blackhawks and their fans will not be happy with if it keeps their captain out of action for an extended period of time.

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