Early Thursday afternoon, Coach Joel Quenneville said the Blackhawks were “encouraged” by what they saw from both center Jonathan Toews and defensiveman Brent Seabrook. Both players will be monitored and their progress will be evaluated again on Friday.
Both players are still considered available for Saturday night’s game against the Nashville Predators.
Toews took a nasty, but legal, hit from Willie Mitchell in the third period and staggered to the bench. He would not return to the ice, and was taken to the locker room early.
Seabrook also has an “upper body injury” after getting kicked in the chest. He would return to the ice, but was limited. After a few attempts to contribute, he did not return for the closing minutes, either.