Blackhawks Place Jonathan Toews on IR

On Friday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks made two roster moves.

Captain Jonathan Toews has been placed on IR retroactive to Nov. 24. He left the Sharks game on Nov. 23 early with what has been called a “non-serious back issue.”

Taking Toews’ roster spot will be defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk, who was taken off IR. TvR has played 25:30 total this season after appearing in all 82 regular season games last year. His last appearance came on Oct. 21 against Columbus.

13 thoughts on “Blackhawks Place Jonathan Toews on IR

  1. The Captain has played more hockey than just about anyone on the planet the past 8 years. The rest is welcome if the injury is not serious. I am a little surprised that they are bringing TvR back right a way instead of giving a forward some time. Does TvR make 8 Dmen?

    A shrewd move by management???? Hawks are second in the league in points, 19 can use all the rest the Hawks can afford to give him and are banking $100k plus every game that 19 is on the IR. I don’t believe this is the case, but it is an interesting thought.

  2. This is not good news. Toews is the consummate competitor. If there was any way he could physically play he would do it. The Hawks are not the same team without him. Kudos to management for giving him the time he needs to recover fully.

  3. re: not good news – obviously it isn’t ideal, but the Hawks have a point in every game he’s missed. Make sure he’s absolutely 100% before putting him back on the ice. They had to make a roster move today w/ TvR ready to return, so putting Toews on IR isn’t an enormous deal.

  4. Putting Toews on IR does nothing other than open a roster spot. He wasn’t placed on LTIR. And even so, LTIR doesn’t do anything as far as banking cap space.

  5. Yes make, TVR would have required waivers to be sent down. He’s too old…older than 25. And even if he was 22 or 23 he’s played more than 70 games. 70 games at age 22. 60 games at age 23.

    Kempny would also need waivers just because of his age. Forsling wouldnt, but I remember there was a date he had to make for him to not have to go back to sweden.

  6. Kempny is waiver exempt for one year after he signs his first spc which won t be till after the season and forsling has a loaner clause which may mean they would loan him back to sweden rather than send him to rockford and maybe he couldn t come back till after season in that case

  7. Kempny has a european assignment clause which i believe gives him the option to go to europe rsther than ahl

  8. Just to clarify forsling is still tied to his old team in sweden so if demoted they have first option on him if they decline unlikely he would go to rockford he has no choice in it. Kempny if demoted could chose to go to rockford or find a team in europe to sign him and blackhawks would loan him to them for remainder of year.

  9. Sorry bout that. Misread the CBA waiver schedule. I thought I remembered that one of Forsling or Kempny had a specific date…like a point of no return date where if they’re still here on such a date the clause goes away.

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