Jonathan Toews Health Improving (Report)

Between the first and second periods of Wednesday night’s Blackhawks game, Darren Dreger provided an update on the health status of Chicago captain Jonathan Toews on NBCSN.

According to Dreger, Toews won’t return during the 2021 regular season. However, Dreger reports that his health is improving and he should be ready to return to the Blackhawks for the 2021-22 season if he continues to improve at his current pace.

This is obviously significant news for the Blackhawks and their fans, who desperately miss the captain. His leadership has been missed as has his ability to change the game on both ends of the ice.

A return of Toews for next season makes the Blackhawks that much stronger, especially down the middle where Chicago has had issues all season.

16 thoughts on “Jonathan Toews Health Improving (Report)

  1. I’d love to believe it but I question why this “update” comes from Dreger rather than from Stan.

  2. That would be like signing a top notch free agent during the offseason. He probably would have been worth enough goals this season to get us into the playoffs.

  3. This is great news as a fan but he is a young man who will have hopefully a long healthy life. A great family and leaving us hockey fans with amazing memories of his illustrious career. Stay motivated, strong and inspired Jonathan.

  4. Another good reason that this is the yr to get anothrt top 5/10 skill draft player because were going to be too good in the coming yrs. This is the yr for that.

  5. Yep, recovery at home under doctors care is one thing, recovery to NHL standards is another and recovery to a Toews standard from five years ago is another. Still a good player but the best is behind him, it will be challenge but one I’m sure he’s up to.

  6. Think it’s pretty crappy that neither Toews or the organization has given the fans more info regarding his health issues. Now that the season is winding down his health is mysteriously improving? Sorry but how convenient?Guess they dont care much bout the workload they put on Kane this season. Its also just coincidental that Toews had these health issues at the time span that he was issues and disapproval regarding management and the direction of the team. Simple fact this season is that we lacked direction and the other NHL coaches completely outcoached Colliton. It was really hard to watch this team knowing that we literally had the youngest and quickest team in the league..fairly solid goaltending and suffered the first 2 periods of every game almost 3-1 on sog. Every time we were down by 2 or more goals in short time most coaches would call timeouts to get the team to regroup. Not Colliton..let’s just keep playing guys..and btw his interviews are horrible and presents to be clueless.

  7. I don’t believe he was ever ill. He was allegedly the only player rep that was against the return to play plan the league had. Had he opted out he doesn’t get paid. This illness seems too convenient

  8. I”m Glad to see Jonathan Toews Getting Healthier that’s the most important thing Hockey is Secondary when it Comes to Health . it will be interesting to see who he Plays with next season and with Nylander back as well and addition of a couple of free agents this summer the Hawks would be entertaining team moving forward

  9. Nothing is said about Toews condition because there is nothing to report. If he indeed have something…. let’s say like what Bickell went through, fans were given something, in the beginning it was vertigo like symptoms, then after he was traded it ends up being M.S.
    But for Toews…..ZERO information….ZERO. This tells me, he has nothing, otherwise the team would put something out for the fans. But then again, Good ole Johnny boy could have put a gag order on everyone to say nothing but, he has an illness…..very ambiguous statement. Think about it.

  10. This reminds me of the famous Michael Jordan secret (alleged) one year suspension for gambling. Expect J. T. to sign a short term contract to finish the season with the White Sox.

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