Mar 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) reacts on the bench after suffering an apparent injury against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Blackhawks say Jonathan Toews’ injury isn’t serious


On Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Chicago Blackhawks watched captain Jonathan Toews take a huge hit from Penguins defender Brooks Orpik that knocked him out for the remainder of the game with a body injury.

With the final stretch of the regular season here and teams beginning to prepare for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, there was some reason for concern for the Blackhawks, but it appears that everything will be okay.

According to Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville, Toews’ injury is not serious and he is officially listed as “day-to-day.”

Orpik was not penalized for his hit on Toews and it was certainly a clean hit, so it was just an unfortunate incident on the ice.

Luckily, it shouldn’t hurt the Blackhawks in the long run.

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